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Dash Conference on Human Rights: "Migration, Border Externalization and Access to Humanitarian Protection"

April 6, 2015 —

WHAT

Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights: “Migration, Border Externalization and Access to Humanitarian Protection”

WHEN

Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
12th Floor, Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Professor from Practice and Director, Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
Ian M. Kysel, Dash/Muse Fellow, Human Rights Institute and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel I: Immigration Enforcement Practices in Southern Mexico and Migrant Children’s Access to International Protection
Members of the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Fact-Finding Project:
Andres Echevarria, LL.M.’15
Noah Gimbel, L’16
Lindsey Keiser, L’16
Odile Leonard, LL.M.’15
Mary Nelson, LL.M.’15
Aileen Nguyen, L’16
Nicholas Stefaniak, L’15

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote Address
Francois Crépeau, McGill University Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Panel II: U.S. Law, Policy & Practice and Access to Humanitarian Protection in the Americas
Shaina Aber, Policy Director, National Advocacy Office, Jesuit Conference, The Society of Jesus in the United States
Bill Frelick, Director, Refugee Rights Program, Human Rights Watch
Ronald L. Newman, Director for Human Rights & Refugee Protection, U.S. National Security Council (invited)
Shelly Pitterman, Regional Representative, Regional Office for the U.S. and the Caribbean, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Jennifer Podkul, Senior Program Officer, Migrant Rights & Justice Program, Women’s Refugee Commission and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Moderator: Ian M. Kysel, Dash/Muse Fellow, Human Rights Institute and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Professor from Practice and Director, Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center

NOTE

This is the tenth annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. It is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute.

The annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights was established by Samuel Dash’s family and friends, Georgetown Law alumni and the law firm of Cozen O’Connor to honor Dash’s contributions to international human rights and domestic civil rights.

Dash, who joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 1965, and was on the board of the International League of Human Rights, traversed the globe in pursuit of justice. He led a human rights mission to Northern Ireland to investigate the 1972 “Bloody Sunday” incident, and traveled to the Soviet Union and Chile. In 1985, he was the first American to visit Nelson Mandela in prison and became involved in mediation efforts that eventually led to Mandela’s release.

Dash also served as chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee’s investigation into the Nixon administration’s involvement in the Democratic National Committee break-in, which ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation.

Dash died in 2004.

Media interested in attending should email mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu

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