Wilton Park stands with refugees

News - 20 June, 2016

Throughout history people have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. In the wake of the Second World War the number of displaced people increased. The 1951 Refugee Convention, signed by 144 State parties, was agreed as the key legal instrument defining the term ‘refugee’. It outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.

The contribution and challenges of migrants

News - 18 December, 2015

Today, the world recognises International Migrants Day, celebrating the diversity, culture and economic gains that migrants bring to countries as they pursue better lives for themselves and their families. It also marks an opportunity to reflect on the challenges that migration can bring to a country, and to renew efforts to meet those challenges as […]