Check out: Children Displaced Across Borders Conference


A binational conference, to be held at the University of Houston and Swansea University in Wales

November 18-19, 2016

Practitioners, attorneys, advocates, researchers, and students in both Houston and in Wales will come together to discuss challenges faced by immigrant, refugee, asylee, and trafficked children and youth.

Professor Ellen Marrus will be speaking during the Best Interests session on Saturday.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) will serve as the conference’s organizing framework. Conference speakers and panelists will examine how the UNCRC’s human rights lens can inform practice, policy, and research impacting children who have been displaced from their home countries.

Register for the conference here by November 14, 2016. There is no registration fee for attending this conference. CLE’s are available (6.0 on Friday/3.0 on Saturday). Please contact with questions.

Please check the agenda here:

Camille Van Kote

About Camille Van Kote

Camille Van Kote is a third year student at the University of Houston Law Center. She graduated from Barnard College in 2012. As an undergraduate, she worked as an AmeriCorps member for Jumpstart for Young Children. She was also involved with the Columbia Child Rights Group, where she spearheaded various campus-wide events, including film screenings, conferences and fundraisers, to promote awareness on children’s issues. She interned at Tahirih Justice Center and Kids in Need of Defense, working with courageous women and unaccompanied minors fleeing violence. This past summer, she interned at the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, an NGO advocating for sexual and reproductive rights as human rights.

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