Federal admission of refugees: Gesine Schwan argues for a solidarity stance

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer recently refused the admission of refugees by the State of Berlin, citing the Dublin III regulation and the lack of national uniformity. The president of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, together with Prof. Dr. Helmut Philipp Aust, professor for Public Law at Freie Universität Berlin, describes here why these arguments do not have legal effect and why a political response is required in view of the humanitarian reasons.