Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises

BU School of Law, along with co-sponsors the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), brought together some of the most influential international scholars, activists and counsel to address protracted refugee situations across the globe in an April conference held at BU Law.

"Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises" aimed to not only understand the scope of some of the largest and most long-standing conflicts, but to examine the existing legal frameworks, limitations and political tensions undermining the protection of asylum-seekers around the world.

BU Law students had the opportunity to work alongside representatives from major international organizations—including Human Rights Watch, UNDP and UNRWA. For those seeking careers in refugee and international law, in particular, the real-world context and networking opportunity offered a rich supplement to their education.

The final phase of the summit focused on identifying potential solutions and policies that could reduce the widespread issue, hoping to incite international action.

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