Monday, September 13, 2021
Today, more than two dozen colleagues/organizations worldwide, announced the formation of the Global Strategic Litigation Council for Refugee Rights (GSLC). The announcement is here. The GSLC is being established to help close the large and troubling gap between the promises of rights protection for refugees and practices that deny refugees rights.
The Council will craft a strategy for establishing a global jurisprudence on refugee rights through litigation in national and regional courts and through related advocacy. Working Groups have been established around two thematic areas: (1) Legal Status and Lawful Stay; and (2) Detention and Due Process. The Council is being led by a Steering Committee whose members are Asylum Access, the Cornell Law School Migration and Human Rights Program, HIAS, Kituo Cha Sheria, the Migration and Asylum Project, Refugiados Unidos, and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at the New School. You can learn more about the Council from the Concept Note here: https://zolberginstitute.org/initiatives/gslc/gslc-concept-note/.
Please consider joining the Council. You can do this by filling out the form at this link.