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GCM Commentary: Objective 14: Enhance consular protection, assistance and cooperation throughout the migration cycle

last modified Nov 14, 2018 01:44 PM

Blog post written by Stefanie Grant (Independent Researcher) and forms part of a series of blog posts analysing the final draft (objective by objective) of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The New York Declaration and the UN Global Compact on Migration together re-state the role of consular protection in the context of contemporary international migration.


The New York Declaration gives priority to consular protection as a means of ‘safeguarding the rights of, protecting the interests of and assisting’ migrant communities, in accordance with relevant international law [Para. 42].  Objective 14 of the Compact commits states to ‘strengthen consular protection …in order to better safeguard the rights and interests of all migrants at all times’ [emphasis added], in accordance with international law.



Full blog post here



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