12 Rev. Int'l L. & Pol. 33 (2016)
Europe Can Stop Human Deaths and Suffering, and Regain Control of Its Borders

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                                          Review of International Law & Politics
                                          Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 33-39, 2016(0
                                          DOI: 10.19096/rilp.2016116718





EUROPE CAN STOP HUMAN
DEATHS AND SUFFERING,
AND REGAIN CONTROL OF ITS
BORDERS

                   FRANCOIS   CREPEAU*

Synopsis:  The European   Union should take a whole-system
view  of migration and  review how  its related policies and
underlying  concepts could  be shifted to develop a  human
rights-based approach. Applying  the European  Union   core
values to policies that are based on fact rather than fiction,
would  lead to migration policies that facilitate mobility and
celebrate diversity.

The continued ineffectiveness and paradoxes of EU border mana-
      gement policies and the lack of a coherent, human-rights-based
      approach to migration have been vividly and visibly demonstrated
by countless deaths of migrants at sea. Maintaining the status quo is unsus-
tainable, considering its huge human and resource costs.
   My long-time proposal for Europe is to bank on regulated mobility in
order to avoid the loss of lives, to take over the smugglers' market, and to
regain control of the border.

Inefficient Investment in Over-Securitisation

First of all, EU member states must accept that migrants will come, no
matter what, because there are push factors and pull factors that urge them

*United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. E-mail:
   migrant a ohchr.org


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