Save the Date: CUNY Symposium on “Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law”

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From colleagues at CUNY:

The City University of New York Law Review invites you to *save the date*for its annual symposium, Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law.

On March 30, 2012, CUNY Law Review’s annual symposium will highlight the groundbreaking work of Rhonda Copelon, the human rights lawyer, activist, professor, and co-founder of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY School of Law, who broke new ground opening U.S. federal courts and international tribunals to claims seeking redress against gender-based violence and human rights violations.

Learn how Rhonda Copelon’s legacy has sparked human rights lawyers’ cutting-edge application of international women’s human rights law in topics including:

-       Sexual Rights Development under International Law
-       Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad
-       Rape as a Form of Torture
-       Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Law.

Some of the panelists include:
-       Sir Nigel Rodley, *UN Human Rights Committee Member & Former Special Rapporteur on Torture*
-       Andrea Ritchie, *Urban Justice Center, and co-author of Queer (In)Justice*
-       *Pam Spees, Center for Constitutional Rights*
-       Jessica Stern, *International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)***

-       Felice Gaer, *UN Committee Against Torture*
-       Patricia Viseur-Sellers, *Former Legal Adviser for Gender-Related Crimes at the ICTY and ICTR*
-        Rosa Celorio, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
-        Monica Roa, *Women’s Link Worldwide*
-       Nancy Northup, *Center for Reproductive Rights*
-       Cathy Albisa, *National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)*
-       Cindy Soohoo, *International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at CUNY School of Law*
-        Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, *Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law***
-        Joey Mogul, *People’s Law Office***
-       Blaine Bookey, *Center for Gender and Refugee Studies***

CLE credits are available and lunch will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!

-Bridget Crawford

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