PANEL/CLE: Human Rights Obligations and the Refugee Crisis (New York City Bar Ass’n, Feb 3, 2016, 6:00p) #NYCBarRefugees

Refugee Solidarity Demonstration, Vienna, February 16, 2013A Well-Founded Fear—Human Rights Obligations and the Refugee Crisis
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036
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CLE Credit: Free (Members); $20 (Non-Members)
Non-CLE Credit: Free

2.0 CLE Credits

News of the refugee crisis has garnered world-wide attention as states and international bodies have become overwhelmed by the scope and depth of the humanitarian need. The International Human Rights Committee has assembled a program that will explore the critical developments in the crisis, with a focus on obligations embedded in customary international and human rights law. The speakers will also address legal assistance efforts underway in the United States as well as projects seeking pro bono lawyers.

The event will conclude with a reception where program participants can connect with representatives from Human Rights First and International Refugee Assistance Project to obtain more information about engagement opportunities.

Maryellen Fullerton, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Alex Aleinikoff, Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Deputy High Commissioner, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 2010-2015
Jesse Tampio, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser
Bill Frelick, Director of the Refugee Program, Human Rights Watch
Eleanor Acer, Senior Director, Refugee Protection Program, Human Rights First
Stephen Poellot, Legal Director, International Refugee Assistance Project
Gina DelChiaro, Staff Attorney, Human Rights First

SPONSORING COMMITTEE: International Human Rights, Anil Kalhan, Chair


Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR Resettlement Handbook [Chapter 6: UNHCR Resettlement Submission Categories]

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Legal and Practical Issues Raised by the Movement of People Across the Mediterranean, 51 Forced Migration Review 82 (2016)

Maryellen Fullerton, A Tale of Two Decades: War Refugees and Asylum Policy in the European Union and the United States, 10 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 87 (2011)

Maryellen Fullerton, Asylum Crisis Italian Style: The Dublin Regulation Collides with European Human Rights Law, first published in 29 Harvard Human Rights Journal (forthcoming spring 2016)

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP