Immigration, Refugee Law, and Disability Rights

On February 23rd, the Human Rights Brief hosted its inaugural Disability Rights Symposium in conjunction with the Washington College of Law’s (WCL) Disability Law Society. The first panel was titled “Immigration, Refugee Law, and Disability Rights” and featured Michael Tan…

The Plight of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Almost one million Syrian citizens have fled their country since peaceful protests, beginning in March 2011, transformed into a violent civil war. Fighting between Bashar al-Assad’s regime and opposition militias has ravaged cities and towns throughout Syria. Lebanon, which has…

Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Ecuador

Commissioners: Dinah Shelton, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Felipe González, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine. Petitioners: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Norwegian Refugee Council. Country: Ecuador The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) heard testimony at a hearing on November 2, 2012,…