Emory International Law Review

The 2019 Emory International Law Review (EILR) Symposium

Continued Relevance and Challenges of the 1951 Refugee Convention on Global, Regional, and Local Levels

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, also known as the 1951 Refugee Convention, is a United Nations multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum. The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speaker

James C. Hathaway, Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School

Global Panel Discussion

Jessica Cousett, EILR Staff Member (Moderator)

Sarah Deardorff Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Public Affairs, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
James C. Hathaway
Alice Thomas, Senior Policy Advisor and Program Manager, Climate Displacement, Refugees International
Magdalena Tulibacka, Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law

Regional Panel Discussion

Clinton Ford, EILR Staff Member (Moderator)

Silas Allard, Managing Director and Harold J. Berman Fellow in Law and Religion at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law
Jason Cade, Associate Professor of Law and Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director, University of Georgia School of Law
Jonathan Todres, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Local Panel Discussion

Ashley Cleaves, EILR Staff Member (Moderator)

Hiba Ghalib, Partner, Kuck Baxter Immigration
Laura Just, Staff Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Monica Khant, Executive Director, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)
Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South