Budapest, September 13 (MTI) – The quota system to distribute migrants among European Union countries is not a feasible or realistic solution to the problem, Norbert Toth, an expert on international law, told Kossuth radio.
The quota system would “dehumanise masses of people”, taking away their human dignity, by reducing them to mere numbers, Toth, a professor at the National Public Services University, told the radio on Sunday.
The Geneva Convention of 1951 states that refugees have obligations as well as rights, they must respect the laws and customs of the countries where they reside, Toth noted. In the past few days refugees have acted in opposition to Hungarian and international laws and they also breeched the basic rules of living side by side, he said, citing walking on highways and refusing cooperation with authorities as examples.
Political analyst Zoltan Kiszelly, who was another guest on the radio programme, said human smugglers help migrants by offering them information on the country they are targeting and how they can circumvent laws.