Refugees treated with "complete indifference": UN expert

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UN expert Agnes Callamard at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo credit: Elizabeth Scaffidi

Refugees, migrants and others are being treated almost as sub-human in some circumstances, according to independent rights expert Agnes Callamard, who delivered her report to the General Assembly a few days ago.

The Special Rapporteur passionately described situations in which there appears to be "complete indifference" to the rights of refugees, saying they are being treated sometimes "not quite as human".

She has led human rights investigations in more than 30 countries and advised multilateral organizations and governments around the world on the issue.

Ms Callamard, the UN expert on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, explain to Liz Scaffidi just what her mandate entails.

Duration:  4’49″

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