Migration crisis: how should Europe respond?
Why border control has become a question of democracy.
Anyone who says ‘I’m a refugee’ has a legal right to enter or stay in Europe until their circumstances are determined. This enabled 1.3million migrants to enter the EU in 2015. Having spent over 20 years arguing for open borders, Jon Holbrook recently wrote two articles claiming that the Refugee Convention should be torn up and that open borders are a libertarian ideal that could not be applied in the twenty-first century. He’ll explain why there’s now a compelling democratic case for controlled borders.
barrister and writer on legal issues for spiked and the New Law Journal
Listen to Jon Holbrook’s opening remarks