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ABA Approves Refugee Resolution Sought by Connecticut

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connecticut Bar Association
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The American Bar Association's House of Delegates has "unanimously" adopted the Connecticut Bar Association's proposed resolution concerning refugees, asylum seekers, torture victims, and others deserving of humanitarian refuge.
 
Resolution 10B garnered broad support with the New York State Bar Association, the Section on International Law, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Center for Human Rights joining as co-sponsors. Other ABA entities and bar associations also supported. 

 ABA APPROVAL RESOLUTION 10B:
 
RESOLVED  That the American Bar Association reaffirms its support for the establishment of laws, policies, and practices that ensure access to legal protection for refugees, asylum seekers, torture victims, and others deserving of humanitarian refuge("Protection Seekers").
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to adopt additional legislation and to appropriate adequate funding for refugee applications and processing.
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to adopt legislation to mandate that refugees receive an appropriate individualized assessment in a timely fashion to determine their eligibility as such, and that neither national origin non religion be the basis for barring an otherwise eligible individual in making such determination.

As an additional resource, you may view this video from the ABA of the CBA's presentation of Resolution 10B, which includes floor speeches from CBA President Monte Frank, Connecticut State Delegate to the ABA Daniel Schwartz, and CBA Past President and ABA Board of Governors member Barry Hawkins.


 
President Monte E. Frank Presenting Resolution 10B


Connecticut State Delegate to the ABA Daniel Schwartz Presenting Resolution 10B

 
American Bar Association Annual Meeting



 

 

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