ERIC Number: ED378122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Statement of Facts for 1986 City-Wide Mock Trial Competitions. United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review in the Matter of Toni Radcliffe. No. MT-86.
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.
Prepared by the District of Columbia Street Law Project for its 15th annual city-wide mock trial competition, this instructional handout provides the material for a deportation hearing. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied political asylum to Toni Radcliffe and seeks authority to deport him. Radcliffe claims that the articles that he wrote criticizing his government's policies would result in persecution if he were forced to return. The handout clarifies the laws and explains the legal precedents. As evidence, the handout provides Radcliffe's petition for asylum; the opinion against asylum by the U.S. Department of State; a press statement from Radcliffe's home government; and witness statements from Toni Radcliffe, his uncle and father, the director of Global Human Rights Organization, the Under Secretary at the State Department's Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, and a psychologist. Through participation in mock trials and analysis of the activity, students gain an insider's perspective on courtroom procedure and a basic understanding of the legal mechanism through which society resolves its disputes. Mock trials develop critical analysis, questioning and listening skills, and skills in preparing and organizing materials. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Court Litigation, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Social Studies School Service, Dept. A3, P.O. Box 802, Culver City, CA 90232-0802.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.