Global Governance Spotlight 8|2015

The Valletta Dilemma. Why migration governance in Africa should take centre stage

Mehari Taddele Maru

November 2015; 4 pages

Global Governance Spotlight 8|2015 (pdf)

In light of the current migration flows, the EU has called a summit on migration in Valletta, Malta from 11th-12th November 2015. African representatives have been invited to participate in this meeting. Whatever decisions are taken in Valletta, however, from an African perspective, European migration policy is not more of an imperative than African migration.

In the current Global Governance Spotlight, Dr Mehari Taddele Maru outlines the current crisis related to migration in Africa and identifies a number of discrepancies in the implementation of African migration governance. He further describes how the Valletta Summit can transform the migration crisis into an opportunity and makes recommendations as to how the Summit might contribute to effective migration governance and boost the EU-Africa Partnership’s trade and development agenda.

Particularly after the contentious NATO-led intervention in Libya in 2011, established and emerging powers are pit against each other in the debate regarding intervention for the protection of individuals’ human rights. While established powers prioritize intervention and see military force as a useful tool, emerging and postcolonial states see non-intervention as a crucial guarantee of their autonomy, and favour non-military means of assistance. In the current Global Governance Spotlight Prof Dr Kai Michael Kenkel argues why the support of both, states from the Global North and South, is necessary to re-establish the legitimacy and effectiveness of the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) and gives recommendations how the debate might be invigorated.

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