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Amnesty International: The global compact on responsibility-sharing for refugees must include objective criteria to guide implementation

, Index number: IOR 40/4399/2016

Following the release of the “zero draft” of the outcome document for the 19 September High-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to address large movements of refugees and migrants and the draft Global Compact on Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees, Amnesty International shares concerns that the important objectives of the September meeting risk remaining empty words unless the outcome document and Global Compact include detailed targets and timelines, criteria to ensure implementation, and an effective monitoring and accountability system.

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