Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis and How Refugees Receive Asylum in the United States: Part 2

The first part of this three-part series explained what the causes of the Syrian Refugee Crisis are and where the crisis stands now. The second portion of this series will explore the process a Syrian refugee must go through to receive asylum in the United States. This is important information for all of us to … Read more

Lawsuit challenges Japan’s high standard for refugees

In early March, four Syrian men filed a lawsuit against Japan’s Ministry of Justice, challenging the rejection of their refugee applications.  The group arrived in Japan in 2012 and applied for refugee status, citing the potential for persecution for their participation in pro-democracy protests against the Syrian government.  The Ministry rejected their refugee status in … Read more

Critical Analysis: Responding to the crisis facing internally displaced people in Ukraine

As fighting intensifies and peace talks remain on rocky ground, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine increases with each day that passes. One aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is the massive surge in numbers of internally displaced people. Reports of nearly 600,000 asylum seekers fleeing Ukraine, do not include the nearly one million internally displaced … Read more

Reception in Honor of the United Nations Refugee Agency

The Ved Nanda Center, the Western Union Foundation and the USA for UNHCR cordially invite you to a reception honoring the United Nations Refugee Agency.  The Reception will take place in the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Forum from 5:30 to 7:30pm and will feature special guests Mr. Buti Kale, Deputy Regional Representative for UNHC … Read more