On Friday January 27 2017, the US President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending the entrance to the US for refugees, immigrants, green-card holders and dual nationalities holders from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for, at least, three months. Furthermore, he banned entry of all refugees to the country for 120 days.
The International Association for Political Science Students OAPSS) is a global association of, for and by students of political science and related disciplines. As an international scholarly organization, IAPSS cannot ignore that this executive order is a direct threat to the values the Association protects and supports such as academic freedom and freedom of movement of scholars from these specific countries, but also human rights of citizens of these countries.
Therefore, IAPSS strongly condemns the executive order as discriminatory policy which constitutes an infringement of international obligations and calls for the US government to revoke the ban and act accordingly to human rights and international law. We also call on all our members to voice their opinion against this executive order and show solidarity with those affected by it.