Thursday, February 12, 2015

          CGRS Releases Book-Length Regional Study on Children and Migration

          The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings has released a new study: Childhood, Migration, and Human Rights.
          Sample alt tag.
          Unprecedented in scope, Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges is the result of a two-year regional investigation into the treatment of Honduran, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Mexican, and United States citizen and permanent resident children affected by migration.

          The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings is proud to announce its new book-length study on children affected by migration in the Northern Central America–Mexico–United States corridor.

          CGRS and the Center for Justice and Human Rights at the National University of Lanús, Argentina directed the study in partnership with civil society organizations in each of the five countries examined. The book assesses root causes of the forced migration of children and families, and analyzes relevant regional and binational accords. The authors conclude that laws, policies, and practices throughout the region systematically violate the human rights of migrant children and children of migrant parents.

          The book calls upon Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States to reform laws and policies and to develop a regional response to protect the rights of children affected by migration. These include children’s rights to life, safety, family, development, due process, and international protection, and to have their best interests considered as a primary factor in all decisions affecting them.

          CGRS Associate Director and Managing Attorney Lisa Frydman, a specialist in immigrant children’s rights and asylum law, explains, “Rather than focus on increasing immigration enforcement in Mexico and the United States, the countries of the region should concentrate on addressing violence and other drivers of migration, ensuring full and fair access to asylum and other forms of relief, and upholding human rights.”

          The full report is available here. A press release from CGRS with detailed contact information is available here. For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Frydman, frydmanl@uchastings.edu, or Karen Musalo, musalok@uchastings.edu, Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law.


          ###

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Monday, May 22, 2017

          UC Hastings Students Honored for Public Interest Service

          The UC Hastings community celebrates its inspiring, tireless, and big-hearted students with a dedication to serve and help others in need.
          Tuesday, May 09, 2017

          Antitrust Law & American Rag: Larry Russ ’78 gives his advice on success in law and entrepreneurial ventures

          UC Hastings alumnus Larry Russ discusses the law, business, and making a plan for the future.
          Monday, May 01, 2017

          Thinkers & Doers: April 2017

          Legal Marketing Website -- The Nuclear Option -- A Festschrift for Prof. Miyazawa -- “Nobody’s going to copy something that’s going to kill people” -- One of the Frozen Chosen -- Wildfire Gig Economy -- and much more
          Monday, May 01, 2017

          UC Hastings Courtside: 3L Paul Jones works with Brooklyn Legal Services in New York City

          Paul Jones experiences real-life practice in Brooklyn, New York and the Kings County Housing Court through the Pro Bono Scholars Program.
          Thursday, April 20, 2017

          Legalized: Aaron Herzberg ’95 is at the forefront of California’s budding cannabis industry.

          2L Jeremy Schwartz, President of UC Hastings Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy, interviews the divorce attorney turned marijuana real estate entrepreneur and dispensary owner.
          Go to News Archive