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CANCELLED: Event on U.S. Ratification of the Women's Rights Treaty

February 5, 2010

DETROIT (Feb. 5, 2010) - The Program for International Legal Studies and the International Law Students Association at Wayne State University Law School are pleased to host "U.S. Ratification of the Women's Rights Treaty: Fabulous, Horrendous, or Meaningless" at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2010 in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

More information below:

One hundred and eighty-six countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The United States is not one of them. But the Obama Administration has mentioned CEDAW as one of the human rights treaties it may send to the Senate for ratification. Julia Ernst will preview the debate over U.S. ratification of CEDAW. What are the treaty's opponents likely to say? Are there effective answers to their criticisms? Are there real benefits to the U.S. becoming a party?

Julia Ernst directs the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at the Georgetown University Law Center, which provides fellowship opportunities for public interest lawyers to work for a year in Washington, D.C., on legal and policy issues affecting women and girls. She also directs the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program, which trains lawyers from Africa who have dedicated their careers to advancing women’s human rights in their countries. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.

 


 

Additional upcoming events


"International Promotion of Democratic Government: The Strange Case of the 2009 Honduran Coup” 
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Room 2103
, Wayne State University Law School
Brad Roth, Wayne State University Law School and  Sharon Lean, Wayne State University Department of Political Science 
Lunch will be served.

"Guantanamo: Learning from the Past to Confront the Future"
March 9, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Jonathan Hafetz, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union National Headquarters, New York
Lunch will be served.

"Restoring Faith in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Why Treaty Rules Matter"
April 6, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Distance Learning Room (2103), Wayne State University Law School
Deepti Choubrey, Carnegie Endowment for Peace in Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be served.


"The Prospects for a New International Agreement on Climate Change"
 
April 8, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Dan Bodansky, Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia Law School
Lunch will be served.

These events are hosted by the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies and the International Law Students Association. For more information regarding these events, please contact Holly Hughes at (313) 577-3620 or at hhughes@wayne.edu. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, please visit http://www.campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. 

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