As the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has affirmed its commitment to better address protection gaps created by modern forms of forced displacement.
Boston Area Readers: PHR Invites You to a Public Forum.
Advocates cheered in 1996 when a landmark case, In re Kasinga, recognized that female genital mutilation (FGM) could be a basis for asylum. Ms. Kasinga was granted protection based on her membership in the social group of young women in her tribe who oppose FGM and have not yet been subjected to it.
A letter to the Editor on immigration, by PHR's Asylum Program Director, Christy Fujio, appeared on April 1 in the New York Times.
One day after releasing our report on how a health professional’s dual loyalty can negatively impact the provision of health care in immigration detention, we secured a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss our findings and recommendations.