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Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad

Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad

This day-long symposium, hosted by the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA), the Center for Immigrants Rights, the Family Law Clinic and the Community Law Clinic, will explore the role of domestic and international law in protecting victims of domestic violence. The program will offer CLE credit, and feature a keynote address and two panels; the first will examine how other states respond to domestic violence and whether international human rights law or specific treaties are an effective instrument for protecting domestic violence in the United States; and the second will describe the history of The Violence Against Women Act, and further identify the particular immigration remedies available to victims.

Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad will bring together top scholars, government officials and practitioners to discuss the role of domestic and international law in protecting victims of domestic violence.  The program will feature a keynote address and two panels; the first will examine how other states respond to domestic violence and whether international human rights law or specific treaties are an effective instrument for protecting domestic violence in the United States; and the second will describe the history of the Violence Against Women Act, and further identify the particular immigration remedies available to victims.

Date/Time: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Room 029, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, PA and Room 118, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA

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