Human Rights Institute Lunch Talk: Using Human Rights Strategies to Address Gender Bias in Policing in the United States

Monday, March 11th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 103
Mar 11
Monday, March 11th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 103

Speaker: Caroline Bettinger-López, Professor of Clinical Legal Education & Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law

In the United States, 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner each year. Every day approximately 3 women and 1 man are murdered by an intimate partner and approximately 4 children die from violence in the home. Join us for a discussion on domestic violence and human rights, focused on the landmark case of Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States, the first international human rights case brought by a domestic violence surivivor against the U.S. 

Caroline Bettinger-López, lead counsel on this case, will discuss Lenahan and her legal team's quest for justice, truth and accountability and ongoing efforts using human rights strategies to address gender bias in policing. Columbia Law School's Human Rights Clinic previously served as co-counsel with the ACLU representing Jessica Lenahan in the case.