CLS’s Human Rights Work on Domestic Violence Makes the Huffington Post


Posted on January 15th, 2009 by Katherine Franke

The Huffington Post has got a story about the Gonzales case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about which we have already blogged.  The case is being handled by students in the Human Rights and Sexuality & Gender Law Clinics, under the supervision of the Human Rights Clinic’s Deputy Director Carrie Bettinger-Lopez:

The unfortunate saga has played out one too many times. A young woman, fearing for her life at the hands of a spouse or live-in companion, seeks protection from law enforcement officials by obtaining an order of protection. However, the restraining order is not enforced and those intended for protection meet with a tragic end. What then is the appropriate course of action? What duty does the government have to protect individuals, and to what extent, against private acts of violence? This is the dilemma facing Jessica Gonzales.   Read the full article on Huffington Post.

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