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JILP Online Symposium at Opinio Juris

The NYU Jour­nal of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Pol­i­tics is part­ner­ing once again with Opinio Juris for an online sym­po­sium.  The sym­po­sium will cor­re­spond with the simul­ta­ne­ous release this week of our Vol. 44, No. 2 issue, fea­tur­ing a ground-break­ing piece by Pro­fes­sor James Hath­away, a world-renowned leader in refugee stud­ies and direc­tor of Michigan’s refugee law pro­gram, and Jason Pob­joy, a Ph.D. can­di­date in Law at Gonville and Caius Col­lege, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge and a vis­it­ing doc­tor­al researcher at NYU.  The arti­cle, Queer Cas­es Make Bad Law, serves as a point of depar­ture for con­tri­bu­tions by oth­er lead­ing schol­ars, who exam­ine and expand on issues raised by the piece. Here is a short sum­ma­ry of the arti­cle. and an intro­duc­tion by Edi­tor-in-Chief Jeff Stein.

On Thurs­day and Fri­day, sev­er­al of the print con­trib­u­tors as well as oth­er inter­na­tion­al experts will engage on var­i­ous top­ics inter­sect­ing with LGBT asy­lum and refugee law raised by Pro­fes­sor Hathaway’s arti­cle here at Opinio Juris.  Rather than tak­ing a tra­di­tion­al Q&A approach, we felt that it would be more pro­duc­tive to actu­al­ly use direct quotes from the Hathaway/Pobjoy arti­cle and respons­es to ignite con­ver­sa­tion. The first two pan­els focus on the def­i­n­i­tion of “being per­se­cut­ed”, while the sec­ond pan­el focus­es on the issue of “nexus”.  Click here to fol­low the sym­po­sium at Opinio Juris this week.

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