Immigration Detention Center Closing Results in U.S. Refugee Deal With Australia

By: Kaitlyn Carr As part of its immigration policies, Australia holds people in offshore detention centers.[1]  In Nauru and Papua New Guinea, detention centers house hundreds of asylum seekers that Australia has intercepted on the way to its shores.[2]  People in immigration detention are assessed for any risks they may pose to the Australian community.[3] ... Continue Reading →

International Refugee Law and the 2016 Rio Olympics Games: Team Refugee

By: Catherine Fu SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE LAW The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was the first international treaty to define “refugee,” and it set minimum standards for how individuals who qualify for refugee status should be treated.1 According to this Convention, a refugee is someone who has a “well-founded fear of... Continue Reading →

The Refugee Olympic Team

By: Danielle Ser This past summer, a global audience watched as their nation’s teams competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  A media frenzy surrounded these Olympic Games with topics ranging from the Zika virus and its possible effect on athletes and onlookers to Brazil’s poverty-stricken areas to Ryan Lochte’s mishap... Continue Reading →

Ending Arizona’s Rape Kit Backlog Problem

By: Rebecca Reiben Every one hundred and nine seconds a person experiences sexual assault.[1] When a victim reports the assault, the victim can elect to have a physician perform an invasive examination, which involves the victim explaining intimate details of the assault, taking photographs of the victim’s body, taking DNA swabs for evidence left by... Continue Reading →

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