Refugees are a shared responsibility, says UBC Dean of Law

UBC law dean Catherine Dauvergne called for more sharing of responsibility for the refugee crisis in an interview with politics and culture website Ricochet. Dauvergne said Western governments need to commit to financially help the countries with the most asylum seekers at their borders.

“The responsibility for refugees needs to be global,” said Dauvergne. “In order to have a true global responsibility sharing framework, we need to think about ways that different countries will contribute different things. That probably means that prosperous Western states need to think about transferring money to the states that are on the front line.”