James C. Hathaway

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James C. Hathaway (@JC_Hathaway) is the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan, as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Refugee Law at the University of Amsterdam.  His publications include the leading treatise on the refugee definition (The Law of Refugee Status, second edition 2014 with M. Foster; first edition 1991); an interdisciplinary study of models for refugee law reform (Reconceiving International Refugee Law, 1997); and The Rights of Refugees under International Law (2005), the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees set by the UN Refugee Convention.  Hathaway serves as Senior Advisor to Asylum Access, a non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative legal aid to refugees in the global South; convenes the biennial Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law; is Editor of the monograph series, Cambridge Asylum and Migration Studies; and regularly advises and provides training on refugee law to academic, non-governmental, and official audiences around the world.

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