This blog was created by passionate members of the ABA Section of International Law, Committee on International Refugee Law. The views expressed herein are those of individual contributors and not those of the American Bar Association or the Section of International Law. Our Committee members are concerned with the fundamental human rights of refugees around the world. International, regional and national laws give refugees a wide range of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights, from non-refoulement (the right not to be returned to a country where they fear persecution), to freedom from discrimination, to the right to work. In practice, however, refugees rarely are able to assert these rights.
The Committee seeks to educate its members and the public about these issues, to foster critical discussion toward a greater realization of refugee rights, and to stimulate legal and policy advocacy on behalf of refugees worldwide. To effect these goals, the Committee seeks to host programs and conferences; advise section members on news and legal developments; issue written comments and analyses on the implications of U.S. laws and policies for international refugee rights; provide networking opportunities; participate in governmental and international forums; and otherwise promote refugee rights at the international level.
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