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Austria get from new UN agreement on migration: ‘Fear for our sovereignty’

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Austria would not want to tie myself down to UN agreements that a lower bound of humanity to capture for migrants. The country follows the example of the USA and Hungary

After Hungary and the United States, Austria, said the Marrakech-migratieakkoord of the United Nations not to sign. This set of non-binding agreements, in full Global …

After Hungary and the United States, Austria, said the Marrakech-migratieakkoord of the United Nations not to sign. This set of non-binding agreements, in full Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration called, is intended to increase the sense of responsibility on migration from participating countries to increase and migration flows, as better control.

Wednesday, prior to the council of ministers, showed the conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz know that Austria does not intend to sign the agreement. According to the government of his conservative ÖVP and the radical-right FPÖ, migration is not a human right, not because of poverty or climate problems. According to Kurz ‘dilute’ the UN agreements the distinction between legal and illegal immigration.

Marrakesh agreement

The Global Compact for Safety, Orderly and Regular Migration , in July of this year, after years of negotiations, the United Nations agreed. It is called in short the Marrakesh agreement since the beginning of december in the Moroccan city must be signed.

The agreement, due to the non-binding nature, a ‘compact’ referred to, imposes a lower bound of humanity, that countries over refugees say respect. As promising countries of origin to work for the return of migrants and say the recipient countries for good basic amenities to ensure. A controversial point is that countries also commit to be willing to continue to legal forms of migration.

According to the news agency APA is Austria – in addition to the waiving of signature – also not plan a delegate to the summit on 11 and 12 december. ‘There are a number of crucial points in the treaty that make us fear for our sovereignty, ” said Kurz Wednesday. His vice president, Heinz-Christian Strache of the FPÖ, said that parts of the content, and diametrically opposite our views are. The Austrian government pursues a strict policy in the field of migration.

VS in and out

The origin of the chord is in september 2016, when all 193 UN members agreed that no country with a migratiecrisis alone can solve. In the U.S., then still under Obama, voted in for 2018 to a definitive agreement.

In december 2017 pulled the US back from the negotiations, because the appointments would conflict with their own laws and rules for migration. In July of this year, followed Hungary, with roughly the same arguments. Australia and Poland also have expressed doubts.

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