22nd April 2010
Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, Associate Professor of Law, School of Law and Head of Gender, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Liesl Gerntholtz, Director of the Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Rt Hon Lord Woolf
Bonita Meyersfeld, international lawyer and academic, will launch her book Domestic Violence and International Law (Hart Publishing). Professor Meyersfeld will argue that systemic intimate violence is an appropriate concern for international law and will discuss important recent legal developments at the UN, European, inter-American, and Pan-African levels. Liesl Gerntholtz will respond from the perspective of a practitioner working on these issues at one of the world's leading human rights organisations.
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BIICL has recently worked with the German public body, the Gesellschaft fur internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a collective redress project....