‘This Is the America That Became My Home’
In response to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration ordered late Friday, Dr. Haleh Esfandiari addresses the lasting impact that this order will have on the Muslim world and recalls her own experiences as an Iranian forced to leave her homeland for America in her article for The Atlantic.
President Trump’s executive order effectively bans Syrian refugees’ entry into the United States indefinitely, as well as institutes a four-month ban on refugees and a three-month ban on all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Dr. Haleh Esfandiari will teach at the Penn Law Global Human Rights Institute in May 2017. In this video, she is being interviewed by Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis as part of Penn Law’s Women Leading the Law video series.
October 2By: Usama Malik
According to the United Nations, Rohingya Muslims are considered to be the most persecuted minority group in the world. These unfortunate people are an ethnic Muslim minority numbering around one million living in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar. The Rohingya have been residing in the northern parts of “Rakhine”, which is a geographically isolated state in western Myanmar. The word “Rohingya” is considered taboo in a country where they have been residing for more than a century. The continued victimization of Rohingyas at the hands of the Myanmar government is not a contemporary issue. The former British colony after achieving independence in 1948 has been struggling with armed ethnic and religious conflict.
September 26By: Amal Sethi, SJD Candidate and Assistant Editor, Global Affairs BlogOn 22nd August 2017, much to my delight, optimism and astonishment, the Indian Supreme Court by a ratio of 3:2 abolished the practice of Talaq-E-Biddat commonly known as triple talaq which allowed “any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife by stating the word talaq three times in oral, written, or more recently electronic form”.
June 29By:Established in 2012 in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the fellowship creates new pathways for students to build careers in international rule of law and human rights.