The Migration Project

ENDING CORPORATE PROFITEERING
FROM REFUGEE AND MIGRANT ABUSE

Escalating climate impacts, wars, famine, political and economic unrest is causing more people to leave their homes in search of safety and dignity.

Without investor action to reaffirm international human rights norms, the responses to any expansion in global migration could involve grave human rights abuses.

In particular, investors in the border and surveillance industry will have to consider the legal and reputational risks associated with companies that are implicated in potential human rights violations.

WE ARE CALLING FOR

The outsourcing of various stages of refugee and migration policy – exclusion, containment, detention, surveillance, transportation – does not relieve governments of their human rights obligations. Investors can help to ensure that these obligations are upheld in this period of geopolitical volatility and climate risk.

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ENGAGEMENT BY INVESTORS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO STEWARDSHIP AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTING.

2

DIVESTMENT AS THE OPTION FOR INVESTORS WHO DO NOT SEE CHANGE IN COMPANY CONDUCT IN RESPONSE TO ENGAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP.

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INVESTORS TO USE THEIR STEWARDSHIP TO END THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE OF THE BORDER AND SURVEILLANCE INDUSTRY.