IHR Clinic Presents on Child Migrants at John Marshall Law School
Former IHR Clinic Director Caroline Bettinger-Lopez and IHR Clinic students Yuan Yuan and Matthew Marthaler presented on child migrants in the United States at John Marshall Law School's forum on immigration detention on Wednesday. They discussed the Inter-American human rights system and the human rights of child migrants under various international law documents, including the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the American Convention on Human Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Additionally, they presented on when detention should be allowed, the issue of non-refoulement, and the forms of humanitarian relief offered in the U.S., which include refugee and asylum, U Visas, T Visas, and Special Immigrant Juveniles Status. Other participants discussed issues concerning U.S. immigration detention policies, conditions in detention facilities, and the rights of immigrants.
Participants also discussed the recent shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, in relation to the U.S. Government's review during the 53rd Session of the Convention Against Torture, which took place in Geneva on November 12 and 13, 2014.
A video of the John Marshall event can be found here.