Global Women’s Studies Summer Seminar with Caroline Bettinger Lopez, Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami, School of Law

Venue
The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
24th May, 2013 @ 14:00:00

Global Women’s Studies Summer Seminar

With

Caroline Bettinger Lopez,

Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami, School of Law

"Bringing human rights home: Strategies to fight domestic violence and other gender-based violations"

Friday May 24 - 2.00-3.30 pm

Moore Institute Seminar Room

Free event - all welcome!

To reserve a place, email: Gillian.browne@nuigalway.ie

Caroline Bettinger-López is an Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. Her scholarship, advocacy, and teaching focus on international human rights law and advocacy including the implementation of human rights norms at the domestic level. Her main regional focus is the US and Latin America, and her principal areas of interest include violence against women, gender and race discrimination, immigrants' rights, and clinical legal education. Bettinger-López regularly litigates and engages in other forms of advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights system, federal and state courts and legislative bodies, and the United Nations. Most notably, along with colleagues at the Human Rights Clinic of Columbia Law School and the American Civil Liberties Union, Bettinger-López was a leading member of the legal team that represented Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) in the landmark case Jessica Gonzales v. United States of America. Gonzales, whose daughters were abducted by her estranged husband in 1999 and killed after the police repeatedly refused to enforce her domestic violence restraining order against him, went before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in March 2007 and again in October 2008, after all domestic avenues of justice were closed to her.