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The Guardian - United Kingdom | Monday, January 18, 2016

Time for a new Geneva Convention

Setting an upper limit on the number of refugees a country takes in is not compatible with current asylum law, Koen Lenaerts, President of the European Court of Justice, said in an interview on Monday. Then the asylum law must be changed, writes the centre-left daily The Guardian: "What is needed is a new Geneva refugee convention. It could limit the group qualification for refugee status, or the right of those fleeing to seek refuge outside their home region, or the length of time they may stay. It could try to guarantee places of safety for civilians in war zones. Historically the UN-approved 'responsibility to protect' clause was that shield, but that too is failing. Another reason to rethink the whole thing."

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