Atala v. Chile: Same-Sex Families and the Best Interest of the Child under International Law

Thursday, April 19, 2012
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


In 2004, the Supreme Court of Chile denied Judge Karen Atala custody of her three daughters because she is a lesbian and was living with her same-sex partner. Last year, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a resolution finding Chile in violation of international human rights law, and filed suit in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Please join us for an engaged discussion of this groundbreaking case, featuring one of the attorneys who represented Judge Atala, an attorney who assisted the Chilean government, as well as a videoconference with Judge Atala herself.

Presented by the Women and the Law Program



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $ 55.00
(1.5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

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