US Asylum Seekers Need Better Human Rights Protections: Report from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, National Immigrant Justice Center

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Adults seeking safe asylum in the United States can be subjected to deplorable conditions in U.S. detention facilities, including psychologically damaging solitary confinement and sexual violence.

Adults seeking safe asylum in the United States can be subjected to deplorable conditions in U.S. detention facilities, including psychologically damaging solitary confinement and sexual violence. That’s according to a report from The John Marshall Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center.

Experts from the University of Chicago, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and more will discuss the latest developments in immigration detention and the U.S. government’s international obligations at a Nov. 12 event at John Marshall. The program aims to draw attention to the U.S. government’s review at the Committee Against Torture during the 53rd Session of the Convention Against Torture, taking place in Geneva Nov. 12 and 13.

The panelists will address several international human rights issues, including U.S. immigration detention policy and recent advocacy efforts to improve detention conditions for immigrants seeking asylum.

EVENT DETAILS:

What:     Recent Developments in U.S. Immigration Detention

When:     Nov. 12, 2014, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Where: The John Marshall Law School, 19 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

1 CLE credit hour available to Illinois attorneys

Click here for a copy of the John Marshall and Heartland report on mistreatment of immigrant detainees. For more information, contact Public Affairs Director Christine Kraly at 312-427-2737 ext. 171 or ckraly(at)jmls.edu.

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