Hungary Slams UN Migration Pact for Trying to ‘Legalise Illegal Immigration’
Péter Szijjártó has denounced the UN Migration Pact
Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has denounced the UN Migration Pact for striving to “legalize illegal immigration,” declaring his country will vote ‘no’ on the agreement in Marrakesh this December.
Szijjártó said, “The goal of the UN Global Compact for Migration is to legalize illegal immigration, which is unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of member states, including that of Hungary.”
“The UN is making the same mistake as the European Union, which wants to base its migration policy on mandatory resettlement quotas,” he continued.
“The UN Compact is more dangerous, however, because it is a global initiative, meaning it will have a greater effect than [European] policy and represents a risk to the whole world.”
Ater the minister stated Hungary would vote “No” to the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration in Marrakesh, the minister added that the government’s main concern with the Compact is “whether or not it is mandatory and in view of the fact that the document contains the word ‘obligation’ on eighty occasions, the claim that it only includes recommendations is a false one.”
“A legally not binding document would not prescribe the establishment of national action plans, and accordingly it is ‘clearer than day’ that, just like the originally voluntary mandatory quota, the Global Compact for Migration will become a point of reference, mandatory, and the basis for international judicial decisions,” the minister of foreign affairs and trade said.
Just before Hungary's statement, Dutch MEP and Co-President of the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group Marcel de Graaff said:
“it is still the legal framework on which the participating countries commit themselves to build new legislation.”
Declaring it “ legalization of mass migration,” the Dutch populist stated: “It’s declaring migration a human right.”
Belgian law professor Pierre d’Argent has argued the migration agreement could be utilized by lawyers in interpreting laws, as German law professor Matthias Herdegen suggested noted the UN compact occupied a “legal grey area” which “gives the impression of [state] liability.”
Mr de Graaff warned that the document could be used as a reason for making criticism of mass migration illegal.
One basic element of this new agreement is the extension of the definition of hate speech… Criticism of migration will become a criminal offense. Media outlets that give room to criticism of migration can be shut down."
“It will become impossible to criticize Merkel’s ‘welcome migrants’ politics without being at risk to be jailed for hate speech,” de Graaff added.