Catherine Moore, UB’s coordinator for international law programs, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the University of Baltimore Foundation’s Fund for Excellence to cover travel costs for herself and seven student fellows from the Center for International and Comparative Law . The group will travel to Greece over spring break to work with asylum-seekers and migrants in Athens and in the Greek islands.
Since the fall semester, CICL fellows have been working with Advocates Abroad, a nonprofit based in Greece. (See earlier blog post.) The student fellows recently published two policy papers, one on detention practices in Europe and Greece and another on racial and religious discrimination during asylum proceedings.
The CICL fellows now are drafting papers on asylum-seekers’ right to legal aid and medical care in Greece. The matter is of increasing concern as lawyers and doctors have been prevented from entering refugee camps on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios.
The group will travel from March 16-27 to Athens, Lesvos and Chios and will work alongside staff from Advocates Abroad.
In April, the fellows will present their findings to the law school and university community to raise awareness about the problems faced by asylum-seekers and migrants in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.