When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration

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April 17, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The George Washington University
Elliott School of International Affairs 
1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052

On April 17, 2018, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) will host the second Annual Issues Conference exploring key legal frameworks and rule of law challenges surrounding the global forced migration crisis. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. 

Conflict currently displaces more than 65 million individuals around the world, forcing over 25 million refugees and 40 million internally displaced persons to flee their homes. Today’s rates of displacement are now at the highest levels since World War II, creating an influx that carries political, economic, social, and security consequences. Looking at the issues from the perspective of a migrant’s progress across countries from place of origin, to transit, and to destination, ABA ROLI’s Annual Issues Conference will highlight case studies as illustrations of the major issues and will evaluate the contributions and solutions of the rule of law community.


Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration

Anne C. Richard, Georgetown University Institute for International Migration, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration


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