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About Bill Frelick

Bill Frelick is the director of the refugee programme at Human Rights Watch.

Bill Frelick est le directeur du programme sur les droits des réfugiés de Human Rights Watch.

Bill Frelick es el director del Programa de Derechos de los Refugiados de Human Rights Watch.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Will “America first” mean refugees last?

Regardless of if you look at United States, Europe, or the Pacific, the global asylum system is quickly falling apart.

Trump’s Syrian “safe area” is just another wall

Without a true and robust commitment to save lives, Trump’s idea for a safe area in Syria looks more like a death trap.

Political realities challenge refugee reform

Does anyone really have the authority to bind states to accept their fair share of global refugee burdens and responsibilities? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on refugees. Français, Español

Les réalités politiques posent un défi aux réformes sur les réfugiés

Quelqu’un a-t-il une véritable autorité pour contraindre les États d’accepter leur juste part de charges et de responsabilités concernant les réfugiés dans le monde ? Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur les réfugiés. English, Español

Las realidades políticas son un desafío para la reforma de la protección de refugiados

¿Realmente tiene alguien la autoridad para obligar a los Estados a aceptar la parte que les corresponde de las cargas y responsabilidades mundiales con respecto a los refugiados? Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre los refugiados. English, Français

Why don’t Syrians stay in Turkey?

Why are Syrian refugees leaving the relative safety of Turkey and choosing instead to undertake the dangerous journey to Europe?

EU’s approach to migrants: humanitarian rhetoric, inhumane treatment

The European Commission is working on its ‘comprehensive migration agenda’ while migrants continue to die at sea. Its tenets should be self-evident, yet some proposals for it are troubling.

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