Oral Argument in D.J.C.V. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Add to My Calendar Friday, March 5, 2021 2:00pm to 5:00pm


On Friday, March 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET, join the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP for an oral argument on the government’s motion to dismiss our case, D.J.C.V. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys Baher Azmy and Ghita Schwarz, along with Morgan Lewis attorney Katheryn Ball, will argue telephonically before a federal court judge in New York.

D.J.C.V. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was filed on behalf of a father (“Mr. C.”) and his then-19-month-old son, who were detained and forcibly separated for nearly six months after seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Central to the case is the claim that the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” and family separation policy constituted torture under international law and crimes against humanity as established at Nuremberg. Though a federal judge eventually ordered that father and son be reunited, Mr. C. and his son are suing for damages for their suffering under the Trump administration’s deliberate policy of inflicting emotional distress and torture. Seven amicus briefs, by human rights organizations and scholars, were submitted in support of Mr. C. and his son. 

You can listen to the telephonic argument by dialing in to (888) 363 4749 — the Access Code is 468 4906.

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March 4, 2021