refugee camp Gokhan Sahin | Stringer via Getty Images

一同为难民提供帮助

伦敦——今年可能继1951年《日内瓦公约》签订后在难民保护及移民领域意义最为重大。我们所做的选择要么会在加强国际合作的基础上协助建立更加开放的社会,要么会助长独裁政府及其民族主义议程。因此我们必须以异乎寻常的紧迫感和严肃性来看待这个问题。

地中海、亚洲、非洲和中美洲的难民和移民危机已经引发了令人震惊的大规模人类灾难。上述重要性怎么强调都不为过,因为世界未能为其最脆弱民众提供帮助反映了国际社会在道德领域异乎寻常的崩溃。

我们所面临的风险是集体忘记多边体系和国际合作的重要性。在拒绝为受迫害者提供保护的时候,受到威胁的不仅是他们的生命安全;同时也颠覆了公民自由原则并因此威胁到我们自身的自由。

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