Projects and Events

HRA holds educational events in the Bay Area to report on each annual session of the UN Commission on Human Rights and on its Sub-Commission, and on other topics of interest such as the relationship between State and Federal Legislation and international human rights. HRA members also speak to community groups, law school classes, and to UN affiliated organizations.

*Mark your calendars!

OCTOBER 13 – 5:00-6:15 PM

USF School of Law, Kendrick Hall – Room 103

THE REFUGEE CRISIS:

Can International Human Rights Law Help?

We are currently witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. UNHCR estimates that over 21 million people worldwide have left their homes to seek safety from war, conflict and persecution. Many countries of asylum do not respect the human rights of refugees – who fear arrest, detention and deportation.  Why are people fleeing? Where are people going? How are countries, including the US, responding? And how can international human rights law make a difference?

Please join HRA, Asylum Access, the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic and co-sponsoring organizations listed below, to learn from global and local experts on the crisis who are working to protect the human rights of refugees:

Jessica Morreale Therkelsen, Esq., Global Director of Advocacy and Communications, Asylum Access: Implementing strategies globally to restore power and agency to refugees

Jacqueline Brown Scott, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, USF Law: Fighting domestically for women and children

Co-sponsored by Asylum Access, International Justice Resource Center, Student Outreach for Refugees, Asylees, and Immigrants (SORAI), and the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice.

Past events:

Indigenous Human Rights Day

California Corporate Accountability Project

Juvenile Life Without Possibilty of Parole (JLWOP) Project

Panel: Private Military and Security Companies

Panel: Accountability in Haiti

Human Rights Day 2010: Discrimination and the Right to Food

Current and recent events are also listed on the home page.

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