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Yesterday at the Women Deliver global conference, Melinda Gates announced that the Gates Foundation will invest $1.5 billion over the next five years in programs promoting maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition in developing countries.  Fantastic.  Yet, one of Women Deliver’s key goals – safe and legal abortions as one of the tools […]

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, Laura Stafford’s (JD 2011) paper, Orientalism and EU Accession.  Here’s the abstract: This paper seeks to analyze EU accession procedures and their effects on subject countries. It examines the EU’s accession process as it relates to Romania’s decriminalization of homosexuality. The […]

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, Claire O’Sullivan’s (JD 2010) paper, Sheltering and Discriminating: Homosexuality and Immigration Law in the United States. Here’s the abstract: Noting that America’s relationship with homosexuality is defined by a willingness to tolerate homosexuality (to an extent) but an unwillingness to view […]

Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has just issued a new report entitled, Sent Away: The Trafficking of Young Girls and Women within the Family Unit. The report highlights the gravity of the problem of women and girls being trafficked by their own families into domestic labor, supplementing the European Court of Human […]

The Supreme Court issued three very important decisions today all of which, in different ways, engage issues of gender and/or sexuality law: – Graham v. Florida, holding that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole in non-capital cases; – U.S. v. Comstock allowing federal officials to indefinitely hold inmates considered […]

GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, publishes Columbia law students’ written work that engages key issues in gender and/or sexuality law.  Today we published Jeannie Chung‘s (JD 2010) excellent paper she wrote as part of the Feminist Theory Workshop last fall.  It is entitled: Creation of the Living Dead: North […]

In previous posts I have questioned the wisdom of recent tactics of the marriage equality movement to force the disclosure of the names of all people who have contributed to “anti-gay marriage” referenda or propositions.  As I said before: The current political and legal strategy to force disclosure of supporters/contributors to anti- marriage equality measures […]

Last week, the Columbia Law School Human Rights and Sexuality & Gender Law Clinics released “Human Rights and Domestic Violence: An Advocacy Manual,” which frames and reinforces an international human rights approach to domestic violence/gender-based violence advocacy and underscores the growing interest among domestic violence lawyers and advocates in international human rights law strategies to […]

The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and the Social Justice Initiatives are pleased to announce a new fellowship exclusively for recent Columbia graduates with the Global Center for Women’s Land Rights at the Rural Development Institute (RDI).  Columbia Law School JD and LLM graduates in the classes of 2010, 2009 & 2008 are eligible […]

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in New York for the annual fall gathering of heads of state at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.  As expected, his remarks to the body on Wednesday provoked outrage, walkouts, and general condemnation by various states and the media.  If all you did was read the press reports about […]



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