Refugee law professor: US violates international law – Finland could take US to court

Professor James Hathaway strongly criticizes UN's refugee agency.

Lawyers gather to discuss how to gain access to a detainee held under a travel ban imposed by U.S. President Donald Trumps executive order, at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, U.S. January 28, 2017.

29.1.2017 22:08

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban entry by citizens and refugees from seven countries is clearly against international law, says law professor James Hathaway from University of Michigan.

”My first impression is that the executive order seems to be arbitrarily designed. It isn’t a ban on all Muslims since most Muslims in the world do not live in the prohibited countries. Nor is it based on places where fundamentalist risks exist — for example, Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey are not on the list.”

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