Immigration Relief Under the U.N. Convention Against Torture

(152 Ratings)

Produced on: December 11, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Protection under the United Nations Convention against Torture is a rare form of international human rights protection implemented into U.S. law. However, it substantially from asylum relief, and may practitioners fail to adequately grasp these fundamental differences. Additionally, given its nature as a relief of last resort for many, in addition to the foreign policy implications that come with defining torture, it is a relief that courts are often resistant to granting.

This course, led by Matthew Blaisdell, will provide an overview of the CAT and the manner in which it has been adopted into U.S. law, explain the differences between relief under asylum law and under the CAT, and explore the elements needed to establish a claim. Special attention will be paid to the cases of foreign nationals who face detention in their home countries based upon criminal conduct occurring in the U.S.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the history of the CAT, including the relevant treaty provisions and implementing regulations in the U.S.
  2. Identify what makes relief under the CAT unique to other forms of international human rights protection, including preliminary issues such as burden of proof and its specific forms of relief
  3. Analyze the individual requirements for eligibility for relief, focusing on specific claims

Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is a solo practitioner with offices in Brooklyn and White Plains, New York. He is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, frequently writes and presents on the topic of ethics and immigration fraud, and has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers. He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics including prosecutorial discretion, executive action, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, and how to interact with immigrant clients, and he remains active on these and other topics within the immigration committees of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations. He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).


Reviews

CF
Cecil F.

Excellent lecturer,very thorough course materials.

AM
Antoine M.

Attorney-presenter gave excellent presentation

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Mitzi G.

good course.

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James T.

Very good speaker

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Dean G.

This was very well presented -- very clear and concise oral presentation.

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Maureen R.

I experienced some video issues, but other than that, the content was excellent. I remain a loyal Lawline user!

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Holly R.

Excellent presentation. Thank you.

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christopher r.

Important information, well presented.

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Katie H.

He did a good job.

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