Asylum 104: Intro to Country Conditions Research
Jan 10, 2023
2:00 - 3:30 ET
An applicant for asylum bears the burden to establish that they are eligible for the relief they seek, including that there’s a reasonable possibility that they could suffer persecution if returned to their homeland. But few asylum applicants have written proof from their persecutors that such harm will certainly befall them if they return. Absent such proof, how can an asylum applicant meet their burden and obtain legal protection in the U.S.? Join HIAS’ Pro Bono & Partnerships team on Tuesday, January 10th, from 2:00-3:30pm ET for a training on asylum, and the importance of country conditions research. We will discuss legal considerations for why such evidence is important, tools for conducting country conditions research, and best practices for formatting it in your client’s submission to the asylum office or immigration court. We will also discuss HIAS’ Global Country Conditions Research Library project. Please register in advance.