The clinic works internationally in both litigation and policy projects.
We submit briefs and reports to supranational courts and international bodies on a wide range of issues related to sexuality and gender, and provide behind-the-scenes assistance in many more gender and sexuality law matters outside the U.S.
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The clinic, together with Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic, prepared a chapter on domestic violence, race, and gender and sexuality issues for a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Race Realities in New York City, which was published by the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center.
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Report
European Court of Human Rights
M. v. UK. - The clinic submitted a Third-Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights addressing the connection between sex trafficking and slavery. To publicize the issue further, the clinic published an article in European Lawyer magazine.
"Europe's Modern Slave Trade," European Lawyer magazine
Osman v. Denmark - The clinic prepared a report on intrafamilial trafficking, with a special focus on girls and young women, that was submitted by the London-based Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre (the AIRE Centre) to the European Court of Human Rights. The Report focuses primarily on the ways in which this form of forced labor violates international law and, in particular, rights to both family security and bodily integrity protected by the European Convention on Human Rights.
Sent Away: The Trafficking of Young Girls and Women within the Family Unit