Human Rights Day: Migration as a Human Right

If there is one thing to take away from the horrible year that has been 2020, it’s that protecting and advocating for human rights is more important than ever. The key values of our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect are in need of more support than ever before. 2020 and the COVID-19…
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Charting New Frontiers in International Law: How Does Migration Fit?

Last month, we attended the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 110th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where we participated in many conversations about human rights as it relates to mobility in migration. The past year has seen some dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility.…
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The Prince and the Pauper: Migration’s Unequal Footing

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Serge Melki These days, media reports cover a gamut of issues related to inequality in the U.S. This includes America’s growing disparities in income, wages, wealth, and opportunity. The expanding gap between the one percenters and the rest of us is bad for our society, our economy, and our morality,…
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The Human Cost of “Not in My Backyard”: Who is Responsible for the Migrants at Sea?

Part I:  The Rohingya and Southeast Asian Countries The Mediterranean migration crisis is not just Europe’s problem, just like the Rohingya refugees are not simply Southeast Asia’s responsibility. The United States, as a Western democracy that supports human rights for all, also has a moral obligation to lead by example and provide support and aid…
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