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Violence Against Women in the Inter-American Human Rights System: A Case Study of Jessica Gonzales v. United States

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Published Date
January, 2018

This resource examines the issue of violence against women in the Americas through the lens of a landmark legal case, Jessica Gonzales v. the United States, which was heard in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and has had reverberations in legal jurisdictions across the globe. The case study explains how international human rights mechanisms can be used to amplify national reform efforts at this moment of global reckoning on the issue of violence against women.