The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2: Rights, Rule of Law, & Rational Remedies
12 PM EST
Unprecedented: The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2 - Human Rights, Rule of Law, & Rational Remedies Teleconference goes beyond the intimate Syrian refugee accounts shared during the first teleconference to explore this unprecedented humanitarian crisis from a larger, global context. The teleconference will begin with brief overview of the current refugee crisis, including the common causes of displacement and global trends. Next, the crisis will be examined from the perspective of those working on or near the front lines -e.g., aid workers, human rights lawyers and advocates, immigration experts, and ABA entities. These shared perspectives serve a dual purpose: to highlight the numerous obstacles and legal challenges faced by both refugees and the international community. Finally, the teleconference will highlight some of the successful efforts underway to resolve the underlying conflicts, provide safe passage for refugees fleeing war-torn countries, and ensure the rule of law and basic human rights are observed.
- Joseph Jacob, Middle East Committee Vice Chair
- Gigi Nikpour, International Human Rights Committee Senior Advisor
- Niki Dasarathy, ABA ROLI MENA Senior Advisor
- Wassem Amin, Middle East Committee Co Chair
Moderator: Stephanie Williams, Section of International Law Human Rights Committee Co-Chair