Blaine Bookey, Co-Legal Directorof the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, will give a talk on “Protecting Asylum-Seeking Women and Children Under Trump,” which will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Legal Fellow and Supervising Attorney of Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic. Bookey will discuss efforts nationally to protect women and children in an ever-increasingly hostile environment for asylum seekers in the United States. She will cover recent migration patterns of women and children, the conditions they are fleeing, and the legal and procedural barriers to protection at each stage for those seeking safe haven. Finally, she will highlight the advocacy and litigation of CGRS and other partners that aims to ensure the United States lives up to its domestic and international obligations to the persecuted.
This is part of the Human Rights in Practice Series, which is organized by the International Human Rights Clinic and Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsors include the Coalition against Gendered Violence, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, Immigrant and Refugee Project, International Law Society, and Women Law Students Association. Lunch will be provided.