March 7, 2013
Migration and Human Rights in the Americas:
A Discussion of the Dorzema et al. v. Dominican Republic Case
12- 1 pm
Last October, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights adopted a standard- setting decision in the Dorzema et al. v. Dominican Republic case, when it condemned the Dominican State for the killing and collective expulsion of Haitian migrants by the armed forces. Please join us for a discussion with the lead attorney on the case, Professor Bernard Duhaime, of the University of Quebec in Montreal, and Professor Susan Akram, of Boston University School of Law, who participated in the case as Amicus Curiae.
Prof. Duhaime will present the decision in its context and talk about its importance for the development of human rights law. He will also address how the case was litigated and talk about the challenges to come in the implementation phase. Prof. Akram will discuss how longstanding issues that the Court and Commission have addressed as discrimination against migrants shaped the Court’s decision in the Dorzema case.