GENEVA / MIGRANTS SEA RESCUE

23-Jul-2019 00:00:49
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR called on Italy to “reconsider” its hard-line policy on migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea. “Saving lives should not be criminalized,” agency’s spokesperson Charlie Yaxley said on Tuesday in Geneva. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / MIGRANTS SEA RESCUE
TRT: 0:49
SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 23 JULY 2019, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Wide shot, press room
2. Close up, reporter
3. Close up, hand writing
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Yaxley, spokesperson, UNHCR:
“Saving lives in distress at sea has been a pillar of the law of the sea for centuries. It’s a moral obligation but also a fundamental legal obligation under international maritime law and fundamentally it is a right thing to do a well. So, we would call on Italy to reconsider those proposals. Saving lives should not be criminalized or [people] stigmatized for doing so.”
5. Various shots, press conference
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The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR called on Italy to “reconsider” its hard-line policy on migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea. “Saving lives should not be criminalized,” agency’s spokesperson Charlie Yaxley said on Tuesday in Geneva.

Briefing the reporters in Geneva today (23 Jul) Charlie Yaxley, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said “Saving lives in distress at sea has been a pillar of the law of the sea for centuries.”

It’s a moral obligation but also a fundamental legal obligation under international maritime law and fundamentally it is a right thing to do a well,” said Yaxley. “So, we would call on Italy to reconsider those proposals. Saving lives should not be criminalized or [people] stigmatized for doing so.”
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