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 →

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