Monday, August 16, 2010

Guest blogger: Mary Hansel

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Mary Hansel (right) as today's guest blogger.
Mary is a litigation attorney and Legal Fellow with the International Center for Transitional Justice, where she has focused on issues of U.S. accountability for torture and other detainee abuses.
She received her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School. She then earned her LL.M in Public International Law at the London School of Economics; Professor Christine Chinkin supervised Mary's dissertation.
Mary has published several scholarly articles on international law and human rights. She recently contributed a chapter for the forthcoming book Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice (Intersentia, 2011), to be edited by Professor Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, and Dr. Estelle Zinsstag, Director of the Africa Justice Project at the Oxford War Crimes Centre.
In her guest post below, Mary surveys jurisprudence that supports recognizing domestic violence as torture. She dedicates her post to Rhonda Copelon, already an IntLawGrrls foremother. Copelon's work, Mary writes,
broadened my thinking on women’s rights.

Heartfelt welcome!

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