Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad
This day-long symposium, hosted by the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA), the Center for Immigrants Rights, the Family Law Clinic and the Community Law Clinic, will bring together top scholars, government officials, and practitioners to explore the role of domestic and international law in protecting victims of domestic violence. The program will offer CLE credit, and feature a keynote address and two panels.
The first panel will examine how other states respond to domestic violence and whether international human rights law or specific treaties are an effective instrument for protecting domestic violence in the United States. The second panel will describe the history of The Violence Against Women Act, and further identify the particular immigration remedies available to victims.
Registration is required. To RSVP, click the Register tab at the top of this page. Fees for those seeking CLE, the cost is $99 for alumni and $149 for all others. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, on-site parking, Wi-Fi access, and materials. This program is free for those not seeking CLE credit.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, Pa.
Simulcast to Apfelbaum Auditorium and Courtroom, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa., and Webcast Live
|8:30 a.m.||Breakfast, Registration and CLE Check-in|
Welcome and Introduction
Opening Plenary: Violence Against Women as a Barrier to the Effective Exercise of all Human Rights (via live video from Geneva, Switzerland)
Panel I: Responding to Gender-Based Violence on All Fronts
Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS)
Dermot Groome, Visiting Professor of Law, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
Rosemary Jolly, Weiss Chair of the Humanities, Literature and Human Rights in the Departments of Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, English, African Studies and Bioethics, Penn State University
Moderated by: Jill Engle, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Family Law Clinic, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
Panel II: Government Responses to Combating Gender-Based Violence in the United States
Joanne Lin, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Legislative Office
Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University Washington College of Law.
Archana Pyati, Director of Public Policy, Tahirih Justice Center
Moderated by: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
JLIA Symposium | Shining the Light on Gender-based Violence at Home and Abroad
October 3, 2014
- Letter to President Barack Obama Re: NGOs united in opposition to family detention in Dilley, Karnes, and Artesia (September 25, 2014).
- Emily McCabe & Leslye E. Orloff, Comparison Chart of VAWA and U Visa Immigrant Relief (NIWAP June 20, 2014).
- Krisztina E. Szabo, Rocio Molina, Edna Yang & Leslye E. Orloff, Improve Immigrant Victim Safety, Gain Protection From Deportation: Practice Tip – File Now, Get RFE-d Later (NIWAP June 19, 2014).
- Krisztina E. Szabo & Leslye E. Orloff, The Central Role of Victim Advocacy for Victim Safety While Victims’ Immigration Cases Are Pending (NIWAP June 18, 2014).
- Catherine Longville & Leslye E. Orloff, Access to Publicly Funded Legal Services for Battered Immigrants (NIWAP 2014).
- Catherine Longville, Lena Barsky & Leslye E. Orloff, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013 Chart: Provisions Amending the Immigration National Act (INA) and Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) (NIWAP 2013).
- Krisztina Szabo, Rocio Molina, Maria Jose Fletcher, Mercedes V. Lorduy, Edna Yang, Mary Ann Dutton & Leslye E. Orloff, Advocate’s and Attorney’s Tool for Developing a Survivor’s Story: Trauma Informed Approach (NIWAP 2013).
- Alicia (Lacy) Carra, Hema Sarangapani & Spencer Cantrell, Sexual Assault Survivors and Gender-Based Asylum (NIWAP 2014).
- Mary Ann Dutton, Krisztina Szabo, Rocio Molina, Maria Jose Fletcher, Mercedes V. Lorduy, Edna Yang & Leslye E. Orloff, Trauma Informed Structured Interview Questionnaires (NIWAP 2013).
- Leslye E. Orloff, Rocio Molina, Pete Helein, Andrea Carcamo-Cavazos & Benish Anver, Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime (NIWAP 2013).
- Domestic Violence-Based Asylum Claims: CGRS Practice Advisory (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, updated September 12, 2014).
- Madhu Grewal, Family Detention 101 (Detention Watch Network, last updated July 15, 2014).
- International Criminal Court, Pre-trial Chamber decision in the case of Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda
- Protocol for the Investigation of Crimes of Sexual Violence, promulgated at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (June, 2014)
- Rosemary Jolly, WITNESSING EMBODIMENT (Sept 7, 2011)
- University of Texas School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic & Immigration Clinic, Report Made to: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - Report Regarding Grave Rights Violations Implicated in Family Immigration Detention at the Karnes County Detention Center (September 26, 2014), and Exhibit List