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Jenny Poon from the University of Western Ontario specializes in global non-refoulement concerns.

A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged the Greek government to act upon reports that refugees in Greece have experienced atrocious conditions, including violence and sexual assault.  The refugees are being  housed at the Moria camp on Lesbos—a facility capable of housing only 2,000—where almost 8,000 people fled their war-torn homelands such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.  At a time when global policies and laws concerning refugees have come under close scrutiny, Jenny Poon from the University of Western Ontario sheds light on some of the difficulties facing lawmakers when answering the questions, “To who do we grant entry and where do we send those refugees not meeting the criteria for entry?”

Read more about Non-Refoulement Obligations Under Article 1F(a) of the Refugee Convention.

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