Comparative Study: Asylum Claims for Women Victims of Gender Crimes under U.S., EU, and Mexican Law

Federica Dell’Orto
Lic. Myriam Araujo Betanzos
Omar (Massimo) Hegazi
Judith Wood
Federica Dell’Orto | Law Offices of Federica Dell’Orto
Lic. Myriam Araujo Betanzos | FYRMA Consulting Group México
Omar (Massimo) Hegazi | OMH International Boutique Law
Judith Wood | Human Rights Project
On-Demand: January 10, 2024
Comparative Study: Asylum Claims for Women Victims of Gender Crimes under U.S., EU, and Mexican Law
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Program Summary

The seminar will delve into the historical roots of refugee and asylum protection, originating in the aftermath of World War II. The discussion will particularly focus on the evolution of refugee law from the 1951Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. A significant challenge in asylum law is offering adequate protection to women as victims of gender-based persecution. The seminar will analyze these complexities, emphasizing the ongoing dialogue for change to ensure the protection of vulnerable individuals, with a focus on the unique challenges women face in navigating asylum proceedings intertwined with the pernicious specter of gender-based persecution. The seminar will feature speakers from different countries, offering their expertise on this topic from an international perspective.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Historical Roots of Refugee & Asylum Protections
  • Evolution of Refugee Law and Challenges to Asylum Law
  • Navigating Asylum Protection as a Protected Class
  • International Comparative Law

Date / Time: January 10, 2024

Closed-captioning available


Federica Dell’Orto, Attorney | Law Offices of Federica Dell’Orto

Federica Dell’Orto has extensive experience in immigration, international, human rights law and in complex litigation matters. For years Ms. Dell’Orto has represented clients in Court during removal proceedings as well as in asylum, bond, cancellation of removal and adjustment hearings. She has also matured ample experience with the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Dell’Orto has an international legal education background. She was born in Italy where she obtained her JD from the University of Milan in 2013 in EU and International Law. In 2016, she completed an LL.M in Los Angeles, in Public International Law.

In 2017, Ms. Dell’Orto became licensed to practice law in California and she is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Dell’Orto has published legal articles in multiple journals discussing the latest developments in the field of International, Human Rights and Immigration Law and advocating for the furtherance of civil and constitutional rights as well as the development of domestic policies aimed at protecting them. Ms. Dell’Orto speaks proficiently multiple languages, including Italian Spanish and French.


Lic. Myriam Araujo Betanzos, Director de Proyecto | FYRMA Consulting Group México

Mrs. Araujo-Betanzos is a principal with owner of FYRMA Consulting Group México Firm since 1997. Lawyer graduated from the University of Guanajuato, México, with Specializations in Political Science and Criminal Mediation and Diplomas in Electoral Studies, Parliamentary Practice, Human Rights and Restorative Justice, Mexican Laboral Law, Comparative International Law, Social Anthropology and MBA, among other areas of study.

Mrs. Araujo-Betanzos offers more than twenty years of experience in civil, labor and criminal litigation in México and is certified in her areas of practice as a business development counselor and trainer, private mediator and conciliator and parliamentary advisor, representing private clients in negotiations and training staff in business development and peaceful conflict resolution, as well as advising government clients on political negotiations and legislative initiatives. Since 2000, she has been a volunteer trainer In Culture of Peace, Prevention of Violence and Development of Universal Values and Human Rights in municipalities and communities of the Mexican Republic. Recently, she is collaborating as a link for cross-border giving to institutions in Latin America in accordance with the 2030 SDG agenda.


Omar (Massimo) Hegazi, Attorney at Law | OMH International Boutique Law

Mr. Hegazi is a principal with owner of OMH International Boutique Law Firm. He is qualified to practice law in Italy, specializing in legal assistance to Italian and foreign clients for immigration procedures, private management and M&A since 2001. Areas of practice include Business and Human Rights, Foreign Trade Transactions and Investments. Mr. Hegazi offers with twenty years of experience representing corporations and private clients in complex criminal and civil litigation, litigating cases involving immigration law, white-collar transborder crimes, nonpayment allegations. He advises clients on best practices to avoid disputes and minimize litigation, and assists clients with negotiating, writing, and reviewing contracts and transborder agreements. His practice focuses on assisting International investors with business expansion into the UE.


Judith Wood, Attorney | Human Rights Project

Judith Wood has defended the rights of asylum seekers since graduating from Pepperdine University School of Law, and has had her own law firm since 1984. She has won numerous appeals at the administrative and federal level, and is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court. She has chaired the section’s International Human Rights Law section for several years, and is a frequent speaker for the FBA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Asian-Pacific Law Center, and several other groups. A film entitled “St. Judy” was made about her advocacy on behalf of women refugees in 2018.


I. Historical Roots of Refugee & Asylum Protections | 2:00pm – 2:20pm

II. Evolution of Refugee Law and Challenges to Asylum Law | 2:20pm – 2:40pm

III. Navigating Asylum Protection as a Protected Class | 2:40pm – 2:50pm

IV. International Comparative Law | 2:50pm – 3:00pm