During the adoption process of the highly controversial Global Compact for Migration (GCM), which makes migration from any country to any country a “human right,” lawmakers in EU member states and the public at large were continually told the GCM was NOT legally binding. The text itself mentions its non-legally binding character. But as we suspected, that wouldn’t be enough for the pro- (mainly Muslim) mass migration pimps in Brussels.
Led by the United States, Australia, Hungary, Switzerland, Israel, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Denmark, Domincan Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Korea, and Japan all refused to sign onto the declaration, with Belgium and Switzerland postponing their participation until it is debated by lawmakers.
But this isn’t stopping EU leaders from trying to make EU member states be forced to abide by this new mandate, whether they signed onto it or not.
We already knew the UN Migration Pac wouldn’t have to be binding for virtue-signaling leaders like Trudeau, Merkel and Macron. These migration pact-friendly leaders are already champing at the bit to resettle the world’s 258 million migrants (a huge percentage of them Muslims from Africa and the Middle East) and are only too happy to use this “non-binding” agreement as the “foundation” for domestic immigration policy.
Back in Dec. 2018, Angela Merkel explained that when two-thirds of the United Nations member states agree to the Pact (which they did in Morocco), then it becomes “legally binding for all (even for states that rejected it).” “That’s how majority decision-making works,” adds Merkel. And the Muslim illegal alien migrant invasion-supporting clapping clowns in the audience obviously approve.
Voice of Europe (h/t Marvin W) The GCM was formally endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 December 2018. Merely six weeks later, a note by the European Commission’s legal service dated 1 February 2019 states the exact opposite of what was always told.
This note is titled ‘The legal effects of the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by the UN General Assembly” and was only recently leaked.
The legal service of the Commission refers to several articles of the treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to grant the GCM a binding status, for instance article 208(2): “The Union and the Member States shall comply with the commitments and take account of the objectives they have approved in the context of the United Nations and other competent international organisations”.
Paragraph 46 of the note states: “It must be (…) concluded that the GCM has legal effects as it is able to decisively influence the content of the legislation adopted by the EU legislature”.
“In accordance with the principle of loyal cooperation, Member States should facilitate the achievement of Union’s objectives, including the implementation of the GCM. At the same time, they should refrain from any action that could jeopardise the attainment of those objectives”, states the final paragraph (53) of the note.
The Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament (ENF) wants to hear from the Commission whether or not it endorses the note of its legal service. “If the answer is yes, this would lead to the unacceptable situation that the GCM would only be binding for EU member states, and not for other states”, it says.
“By referring to the GCM in preambles and footnotes to official texts, the Commission is surreptitiously working to make it legally binding in the long term. This would mean that member states will have even less possibilities of carrying out their own policies regarding immigration.”