Macron sparks controversy by calling for limiting asylum to those fleeing wars

December 12, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his regret that asylum seekers do not always come from countries witnessing wars and conflicts, raising controversy about the extent of his commitment to the right to international protection, which extends under its umbrella to include the vulnerable and persecuted, for various reasons, listed in the Geneva Convention of 1951. […]

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