Thursday, March 15, 2012

Go On! Violence, women, disabilities @ ASIL meeting

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

Readers planning to attend the 106th American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, please take note of an important session being organized by Stephanie Ortoleva and myself, who serve as founding Co-Chairs of ASIL's International Disability Rights Interest Group.
It's the ASIL Roundtable on Violence Against Women with Disabilities, entitled "Forgotten Sisters: Violence Against Women with Disabilities – Human Rights Law and Complex Identity Status." The session will be held in the Potomac Room of the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 – just after another event well worth attending, the luncheon of WILIG, the Women in Law Interest Group, at which IntLawGrrls contributor Mireille Delmas-Marty will speak and receive the Prominent Women in International Law award.
At the "Violence Against Women with Disabilities" session, experts on women's rights, disability rights, and discrimination will spark a lively and practical discussion on states' due diligence obligations to prevent and remedy violence against women with disabilities. Roundtable participants will discuss ways multiple identity status exacerbates violence and influences effective implementation of international and comparative legal norms.
Speaking will be Akiko Ito (top left), Chief of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Miami Law Professor Caroline Bettinger-López (middle left), an IntLawGrrls contributor; and Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo (bottom left), U.S. Agency for International Development. My Interest Group Co-Chair, Stephanie Ortoleva, Visitor Scholar at the University of Hawai'i, will moderate.
Hope to see you there!

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