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Stress Testing International Refugee Law

Stress Testing International Refugee Law:
A Time of Gulag Archipelagos, Moats, and Walls
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Reception 9:00 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.)

Program Fee:
Live Program: Free for Members | $25 for Nonmembers

CLE Credit:
New York: 2.0 Professional Practice

(This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys)

This program concerning international refugee law will offer analyses of the current law and policy in key jurisdictions in the Global North, including the U.S., E.U. countries, and Australia. Panelists will evaluate these legal regimes with reference to international refugee law, explaining current developments in the wider context of decades of cooperative non-entrée, or deterrence, committed to frustrating the territorial access of refugees from the Global South while largely maintaining the letter of the post-war international refugee law. More recently, a shift in this deterrence orientation has emerged: non-entrée tactics have intensified along with direct incursions upon the post-war international refugee law paradigm.

Panelists will offer close comparative analysis of developments in the aforementioned states concerning the status of refugees from the Global South. This comparative approach is provided to offer domestic practitioners relevant background in international refugee law for direct advocacy in a range of potential circumstances.

The event's final fifteen minutes will allow for advocacy projects and groups to promote attorney volunteer opportunities in relevant areas of refugee/asylum advocacy.

Maryellen Fullerton, Dean, Brooklyn Law School
Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Acting Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University New South Wales, Blackstone Chambers, London; Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law, Oxford University
Cyrus D. Mehta, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC, New York

Joseph Perkovich, Phillips Black, Inc.; Washington University School of Law
Susan Samalia Wnukowska-Mtonga, Global Public Service Fellow, Center for Reproductive Rights

Sponsoring Association Committees:
African Affairs Committee, Victoria Lynn Safran, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Michael D. Cooper, Chair
European Affairs Committee, Victor P. Muskin, Chair
Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Victoria F. Neilson, Chair
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs Committee, Timothy James McCarthy and Michael D. Young, Co-Chairs
United Nations Committee, Simon O'Connor, Chair

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