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Jacqueline Bhabha papers

Scope & content

The Jacqueline Bhabha papers consist of writings by Bhabha and others, along with legal briefs, case decisions, and government policies on matters relating to child trafficking, refugees, and migrants.

Series 1 includes articles written and talks given by Jacqueline Bhabha in academic, government, and public arenas between 2004 and 2006.

Series 2 contains four notebooks of handwritten notes by Bhabha from an LLM course abbreviated as “PHR,” dated 1993.

Series 3 is comprised of articles written by various authors between 1994 and 2005 with copious notes and comments by Bhabha. These articles discuss human rights, child trafficking, general human trafficking, and refugee policy.

Series 4, Course Materials, contain syllabi and notes from “Medicine, Human Rights, and the Physicians” and “Citizens, Aliens, and Refugees,” dated between 2001 and 2004.

Series 5 contains government policy statements, human rights organization publications, legal briefs, articles, and correspondence about child trafficking and general human trafficking. Much of the material outlines specific cases of trafficked and refugee children from various countries. These materials are dated between 1994 and 2005.

Series 6 includes government policy statements, human rights organization publications, legal briefs, articles, and correspondence about refugees and migrants from 1987 to 2004. Some of the material specifically addresses the issue of healthcare for legal and illegal immigrants and refugees with undetermined status. The series includes the research report authored by Kate Stanley of Save the Children entitled, “Cold Comfort,” and case materials from re R-A-, brought before the United States Attorney General.

Series 7 and 8 make up four folders. Series 7, NGOs, contains articles and correspondence about the role of NGOs in assisting refugees. Series 8, Conferences, contains materials for two conferences – one on the issue of torture, and one entitled, "Gendered Borders." These materials are from 2004.