Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2: Rights, Rule of Law, & Rational Remedies

Hundreds of migrants who arrived by train at Hegyeshalom on the Hungarian and Austrian border walk the four kilometers into Austria on September 22, 2015 in Hegyeshalom, Hungary (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images).

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The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2:
Rights, Rule of Law, & Rational Remedies

A non-CLE program proudly presented by
the ABA Section of International Law

Sponsored by 
the Section of International Law International Human Rights Committee

Co-Sponsored by
the Section of International Law Africa Committee, Europe Committee, International Criminal Law Committee, International Refugee Law Committee, International Pro Bono Committee, Middle East Committee, NGO & Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee, UN & International Organizations Committee, U.S. Lawyers Abroad Committee,

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST 
★ Teleconference Only Event ★

Unprecedented: The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2 - 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, ABA entities, policymakers, and states impacted by the massive influx of refugees. 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, protect and provide safe passage for refugees fleeing war-torn countries, and ensure the rule of law and basic human rights are observed.

There will be a brief Q&A session at the end of the program. Attendees may submit questions using one of the options below:

  • Email at inthumrights@gmail.com
  • Twitter via direct message (@ABAIHRC) 
  • Twitter hashtag: #ABAGlobalRefugeeCrisis
  • Please indicate which speaker your question is for.


  • 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


  • Stephanie Williams, Section of International Law Human Rights Committee Co-Chair

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