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The right of asylum
by Patrick Weil
About this EXP
Patrick Weil, Professor at Yale Law School and Senior Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, discusses migration.
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Key point 1
The Geneva Convention recognises the right to apply for asylum but not the right to be admitted into another territory.
Key point 2
People migrate due to a lack of opportunities, lack of rights, global warming and war, among other reasons.
Key point 3
Dialogue is key to convincing people to accept migrants.
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