Maltese MEP: Returning Migrants to Libya Protects Migrant Lives (News)

During a recent lecture at the Institute of European Studies and the Law Faculty of the Université Libree de Bruxelles, Maltese MEP Simon Busuttil said that “returning migrants to Libya might well be open to question but it was certainly preferable to allowing migrants to risk their lives in the first place by making the crossing in unseaworthy boats.  He said that the solution lay in more effort on all sides, not least by affording prospective asylum seekers the possibility to apply for protection directly at the UNHCR’s office in Tripoli.”

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