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About Rebecca Balis

Becca Balis is an attorney specializing in forced migration and humanitarian response. She was the co-leader of the International Migrants Bill of Rights, based at Georgetown University Law Center. This is written in her personal capacity and does not reflect the views of any organisation.

Articles by Rebecca Balis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The draft global compact on migration fails one of its guiding principles. Here is how to fix it.

As delegates begin to debate Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, they must be careful not to undermine already existing rights.

No safe passage for Syrians: fleeing armed conflict and rights violations at home and overseas

The international community has failed Syrian families by denying them safe passage, but the U.N. Global Compacts for Refugees and Migrants provide an opportunity to change that.

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