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News Posted on April 12, 2010

Professor Jorjani Speaks on U.S. Human Rights Record at UN Session

Professor Raha Jorjani spoke on the United States' treatment of immigration detainees and the impacts of deportation on immigrants' children as part of the United Nations Human Rights Council review of the U.S. record with regard to human rights.

Professor Jorjani was invited to speak in Berkeley on March 25 as part of the UN's Universal Periodic Review of the U.S. record with regard to human rights.  (The "UPR" is a process in which the human rights record of every UN member state is reviewed every four years.  This is first review of the U.S. record.)  Professor Jorjani addressed members of the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to detainee health and discussed "In the Child's Best Interest? The Consequences of Losing a Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation," a recent report issued by the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic in partnership with UC Berkeley School of Law's International Human Rights Law Clinic and Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity.

Raha Jorjani is a staff attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at the UC Davis School of Law with a special interest in advocacy on behalf of detained immigrants.

"In the Child's Best Interest? The Consequences of Losing a Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation"