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Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy Workshop

2 February 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Chatham House, London

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Overview

Countries in the global south, where the largest proportion of the world's refugees and migrants are to be found, remain deeply discontented about the support which they receive from the global north. Commentators have suggested that the establishment of safe and legal routes would in principle enable a more equitable distribution of responsibility for those who are on the move – whether they are refugees who have been forced to flee from danger, migrants in search of better opportunities or people who combine both of these characteristics.

This expert meeting focuses on proposals for improved responsibility sharing for large-scale population movements and identify different ways in which the notion of 'safe and legal routes' might be operationalized. The meeting also reviews how the discussions towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration have so far tackled issues such as legal pathways and irregular migration and determine how this might contribute to meeting the goals of the Global Compact on Refugees.

This event brings together a diverse and international group of experts from government, international organizations, civil society, research institutes and the private sector.

The event is co-hosted with the Overseas Development Institute.

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To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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