Allan Rock discusses the changing nature of contemporary migration and refugee flows resulting from the lethal combination of climate change and violent conflict.
Imagine that you are a female judge in Afghanistan at this very moment: having gone from being in the epicenter of justice just a few months ago to a basement hideaway trying not to breathe too loudly. You are now hunted by the Taliban, by the murderers you convicted (and whom the Taliban released) as […]
By Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock This article was first published in Diplomat Magazine. The World Bank estimates that each year between US $20 billion and US $40 billion in development assistance is stolen by corrupt officials. Such grand corruption undermines support in the West for foreign aid, while at the same time defeating its very […]
Few threats to international peace are more urgent and compelling than the possibility of mass atrocity. When the UN Security Council becomes aware that genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity are in progress or in prospect, it has both the duty and the means to respond effectively. Doing so quickly is important.
Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock write in this Globe & Mail op-ed that the premise of the US-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement – that both countries are safe for asylum seekers – has not held true for some time. Ms. Mustefa is just one of the many refugee claimants who have been jailed in the United States after coming to our border to seek protection and then being turned away.