Apologists for the UN Global Compact claim the pact is NOT binding. It says so right in the nitty-gritty, they’ll tell you, steering you to Point 7 in the preamble which states, “The Global Compact presents a non-legally binding, cooperative framework that builds on the commitments agreed upon by Member States in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.”
Point #7 further states that the UN Global Compact “upholds the sovereignty of States AND their obligations under international law.”
But this is where things get tricky because when it comes to contractual language, the devil is always in the details.
Not only do I not believe that the UN global compact is non-binding but it also sounds to me like the the compact has already been imported into our laws.
In fact, how long into the new year do you wager it will be before Immigration Minister Hussen and/or PM Trudeau tell us they’re green-lighting more migrants into Canada due to “Our obligations as laid-out in the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration...”