James Hathaway, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, is one of the world's foremost experts on refugee law. He speaks and trains around the world, has drafted the refugee laws for several countries and the European Union, and has been cited in more than 1000 appellate court decisions around the world.
James C. Hathaway on the Refugee Convention: In an interview with the Ethics Centre, Prof. Hathaway discusses the real value of the Refugee Convention and seeks to dispel common misconceptions people have about what happens when someone arrives in a country seeking refugee status.
Press Release: World's leading experts condemn UN refugee plan (July 27, 2016).
'The Vancouver Principles': Report of an Expert Workshop on Understanding Refugee Law as Shared Responsibility, convened by the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Program in Refugee and Asylum Law (July 20-22, 2016).
University of Amsterdam: Professor Zieck of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School, interviews Professor Hathaway about his contribution to the field of International Refugee Law (June 2015).
Finding Refugee: The right-place, right-time story of how Prof. James Hathaway began his career as one of the world's top refugee law experts (from
Law Quadrangle magazine, spring 2012)
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