Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice (Book Talk)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019

Please join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a discussion with the editors of the book, Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law at Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Lenni B. Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and contributing authors, Gerald L. Neuman, HRP Co-Director and J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International and Comparative Law, and Katherine Bones LLM’19. The book was prompted by the unprecedented numbers of children crossing international borders seeking safety. Framed around compelling case studies explaining why children are on the move in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania, this book explores the jurisprudence and processes used by nations to adjudicate children’s protection claims. Including contributions from leading scholars in immigration, refugee law, children’s rights and human trafficking, the work critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic laws with the aim of identifying best practice for migrant children.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights. Lunch will be served.