Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dr. Marcia Nina Bernardes on Brazil's Domestic Violence Statute, Lecture Monday Jan 23

January 23rd, 2012
5:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room (100a Jones Hall)

Monday, January 23, 5 pm, CIPR, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A, reception to follow

Brazil’s Domestic Violence Statute: An Example of Effective Transnational Law

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law, invite you to explore Brazil’s 2006 Maria da Penha Law, widely celebrated as an iconic achievement in the struggle against domestic violence and gender discrimination in general.

Dr. Marcia Nina Bernardes, Professor of Law at the Center for Human Rights, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will explain how this law resulted from transnational strategies employed by the Brazilian feminist movement, including a resort to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s standards of protection and to litigation before the Inter-American System of Rights Protection.

A native of Brazil, Dr. Bernardes is also Academic Coordinator of the Center for Human Rights. She received her Doctor of Juridical Sciences (JSD) from New York University’s School of Law. Her dissertation was on “Globalization and Political Inclusion in Brazil: Domestic Implications of Transnational Public Spheres.” She is author of numerous articles published in prominent law journals around the globe including the International Journal on Human Rights.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PLEASE RSVP to Angela Reed to reserve your seat.

Co-sponsored with Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law

Image courtesy of Palabra de Mujer

Brazil + People
Mauro Porto
Associate Professor - Communication