Lisa Davis is a Legal Advisor for MADRE and an Associate Professor of Law for CUNY Law School.
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Monday, June 24, 2019
New Draft of 'Crimes Against Humanity' Treaty Affirms Protection for Women and LGBTIQ Persons. The Fight Wasn’t Easy—and It Isn’t Over Yet
When it comes to the letter of the law, a few words can mean the difference between having your rights protected – or not. Earlier this month, the International Law Commission (ILC) formally recommended a final draft of the new crimes against humanity (CAH) treaty for adoption by states—a treaty...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Survivors Need Shelter, But Shelters Need Legal Protection In Iraq
One night last fall, an armed group in Iraq raided a women’s shelter run by a local women’s group. Men armed with assault rifles kidnapped a member of their staff for ransom and forced the women’s group to negotiate for release. This prohibition prevents survivors from accessing life-saving...