OP-ED: World Social Forum on migration – a monumental foul-up

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On the day the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) ended The Times reported South African authorities had released, for comment, a document that would require asylum seekers to reveal personal details such as bank balances and academic qualifications. Many of the questions are irrelevant for asylum seekers and merely place another obstacle in an already complicated and frustrating process. Ironically, the Forum itself was also a disappointment. It was the first time it had been hosted on the African continent and now it seems as if justice for migrants will continue being an uphill battle because even the WSFM let them down – monumentally.

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Article written by: Russell Pollitt