Looking Forward: The Refugee Convention at 60

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the key document in the framework for the international protection of persons displaced outside of their home countries. Through the last sixty years, the landscape of international displacement and migration has become increasingly complex, begging questions as to gaps in the framework for the protection of forcibly displaced persons. This conference examines the current dynamics of forced displacement, highlighting the challenges that particular flows pose to existing legal standards, and focusing attention on the breadth and limits of the Convention and complementary systems as a framework for international protection of persons who cannot return to their home countries.

Presented by the International Human Rights Clinic



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(6 Credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 75.00


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

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