One neglected aspect of the UN Migration Compact controversy, which precipitated a government split last week, is public opinion and the interface with political discourse, particularly following the various experts who have argued on both sides. Birgit Aasa, lawyer and PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy takes a look at the debate, focussing on the onus on experts presenting themselves as such in being impartial, applying the scientific method, and not colouring statements with personal opinion.
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