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.
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