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Immigration Relief Under the U.N. Convention Against Torture

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Produced on December 11, 2017

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

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

Credit Information

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Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with a full concentration in immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.

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

DK
David K.

Another informative presentation by presenter

MA
Maria A.

Very Informative

JP
Joe P.

thanks

KF
Kenneth F.

Well done. Interesting topic, made accessible to someone who doesn't regularly practice in this area.

GK
Geoffrey K.

Mr. Blaisdell is a very effective presenter, and his materials were outstanding, providing lots of references for further study.

MH
Mark H.

very good

CF
Cecil F.

Excellent lecturer,very thorough course materials.

AM
Antoine M.

Attorney-presenter gave excellent presentation

MG
Mitzi G.

good course.

JT
James T.

Very good speaker

DG
Dean G.

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

MR
Maureen R.

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

HR
Holly R.

Excellent presentation. Thank you.

CR
christopher r.

Important information, well presented.

KH
Katie H.

He did a good job.

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