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Refugee, migrant, guest - between moral law, human rights and reasons of state (Unofficial translation)

17/09/2021 at 17:30
17/09/2021 at 19:30

The aim of this event is to discuss the issue of categorising the current migration processes in Poland in order to prepare for upcoming migration intensification and change (e.g. as a result of new phenomena related to the climate and ecological crisis).

Discussion will include such questions as:

  • Is the granting of asylum primarily a humanitarian, moral or political problem?
  • Will strengthening borders really allow better control of immigration?
  • Is it possible to have a coherent hospitality policy enforced and practised locally, nationally and at the European level?
  • To what extent should this hospitality policy be based on moral law, and to what extent on state reasons?

This discussion will be accompanied by the awarding of the Olga Kersten-Matwin Prize for actions on behalf of people with refugee and forced migration experience, especially children and youth living in Poland. Attendees will include the Olga Kersten-Matwin Prize Laureate, Klaus Bachmann (SWPS University), Hanna Machińska (Deputy Ombudsman), Tomasz Siemoniak (Member of Parliament) and Daniel Witko (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights).

The event - to be chaired by the president of the Batory Foundation - will be broadcast live on the social media profiles of the Batory Foundation (Facebook) and (YouTube). It will be simultaneously translated into Polish sign language.

Find out more here.

Fundacja Batorego
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Country Coordinator Poland