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Cospon­sored by NYU Jour­nal of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Pol­i­tics, Cen­ter for Human Rights and Glob­al Jus­tice (CHRGJ), Migra­tion Pol­i­cy Insti­tute, Law Stu­dents for Human Rights at NYU Law, NYU Law Immi­grant Rights Project, NYU Law Inter­na­tion­al Law Soci­ety, and the NYU Anti Traf­fick­ing Advo­ca­cy Coalition.

This year’s sym­po­sium will exam­ine the poten­cy of inter­na­tion­al human rights law with­in the Unit­ed States. In par­tic­u­lar, it will focus on how inter­na­tion­al human rights per­spec­tives could help the U.S. and oth­er nations reframe nation­al immi­gra­tion debates to find more humane and func­tion­al soci­etal solu­tions than those cur­rent­ly in place. Please Reg­is­ter at:
Up to 5 CLE Cred­its Available.


Reg­is­tra­tion and Breakfast


Wel­come and Open­ing Remarks


Key Note Addresses
First, Dr. Jorge Bus­ta­mante, for­mer UN Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and
Pro­fes­sor Susan Gzesh, Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go Law School will frame the day.


Pan­el One: Towards a Rights Respect­ing Immi­gra­tion Enforce­ment System
Next, Mod­er­a­tor Adam Cox, NYU School of Law, Jamil Dak­war, ACLU Human Rights Project, Denise Gilman, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas School of Law, Sarah Pao­let­ti, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia Law School, and Dan Kanstroom, Boston Col­lege Law School will dis­cuss the state of human rights with­in the U.S. Immi­gra­tion Enforce­ment System.

12:00–1:00 Lunch


Pan­el Two: Com­par­ing Rights Access of Labor­ers and Traf­fick­ing Victims.
After lunch, Mod­er­a­tor Mar­garet Sat­terth­waite, NYU School of Law, Robert Rose, EEOC New York Region­al Attor­ney, Jayne Hucker­by, Duke Uni­ver­si­ty School of Law, Beth Lyon, Vil­lano­va School of Law, and Kath­leen Kim, Loy­ola Law School will turn our atten­tion to the human rights of migrants with­in U.S. workplaces.


Pan­el Three: Pre­dict­ing Rights Impacts of the Pro­posed U.S. Immi­gra­tion Reform
Final­ly, Mod­er­a­tor Nan­cy Morawetz, NYU School of Law, Muzaf­far Chishti, Migra­tion Pol­i­cy Insti­tute, Ali­son Park­er, Human Rights Watch, Ker­ri Tal­bot, for­mer Chief Coun­sel, Sen. Robert Menen­dez, D-NJ, and Jorge Bus­ta­mante, for­mer UN Spe­cial Rap­por­teur will exam­ine the lat­est attempt at Immi­gra­tion Reform, Sen­ate Bill S744, exam­in­ing where this leg­is­la­tion alle­vi­at­ed human rights con­cerns dis­cussed on pre­vi­ous pan­els, where it failed to do so, and what inter­na­tion­al human rights frame­works could add to our nation­al debate.


Cake and Conversation
A chance to enjoy refresh­ments and min­gle with the speakers.

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