October 3, 2014: “Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad: Government Responses to Combatting Gender Based Violence in the United States” (Webinar)

This day-long symposium was 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 and brought 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 offered CLE credit, and feature a keynote address and two panels.

The first panel examined 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 described the history of The Violence Against Women Act, and further identify the particular immigration remedies available to victims.

View both panel discussions on PennState Law’s website here.

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