The Refugee Crisis
New York, December 2, 2015—Hundreds of thousands of refugees have streamed into Europe this year, fleeing war and escaping poverty. Yet the “migrant crisis” is just the tip of a troubling international iceberg, warned Danilo Türk, the former president of Slovenia and a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, and Columbia University Professor Michael W. Doyle. The pair discussed the larger problem in a Nov. 24 presentation at Columbia Law School titled “The Refugee Crisis: Global and European Challenges.”
|Columbia Law School professor Michael Doyle, left, and|
visiting professor Danilo Türk, background, discuss
the global scope of the European refugee crisis
|Türk, a visiting professor and a former president of Slovenia says of the response to the crisis, "The solutions have to be global. One cannot expect a particular region to solve a problem of this magnitude."|
Doyle closed by listing “three ideas worth consideration”: Hold the perpetrators producing refugees liable for their actions; strengthen the capacity of the U.N. to make refugee decisions; and acknowledge the “global responsibility” for refugees. “Many more countries could participate in resettlement,” he said.