Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America: Domesticating International Law

Sponsored by the Women and the Law Program and the AU Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law of American University Washington College of Law

April 17, 2012

2:00- 5:30pm, Reception to follow.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

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1:30pm-2:00pm:          Registration

2:00pm-2:30pm:          Welcome and Keynote Address

  • Caroline Bettinger-López, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law

2:30- 3:30pm               Implementing Lenahan:  Is the United States Exceptional? 

  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, “Lenahan (Gonzales) v. USA & Collective Responsibility for Gender-based Violence”
  • Amy Myers, “Constructing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation: Understanding State and Practitioner Resistance, Generating Change”
  • Sarah Rogerson, “Due Diligence Defined: Opportunities for American Sovereign Immunity Jurisprudence to Embrace Lenahan”
  • Moderator:  Lauren Bartlett, American University Washington College of Law

3:45- 5:15pm               Lenahan’s Place in International Law: Domestic Violence in Comparative Focus
  • Rehan Abeyratne, “Following the Inter-American Commission’s Approach to Equality: The Unintended Consequences of Domestic Violence Laws in India”
  • Joy Chia, “Piercing the Confucian Veil: Lenahan’s Implications for East Asia and Human Rights”
  • Patricia Tarre Moser, “The Duty to Ensure Human Rights and its Evolution in the Inter-American System: Comparing the Case of Maria de Penha vs. Brazil with the case of Jessica Lenahan vs. United States
  • Moderator:   Elizabeth Keyes, American University Washington College of Law

5:15- 5:30pm               Remarks

  • Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington College of Law
5:30- 7:30pm          Reception and 20th Anniversary Celebration of the AU Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law