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Monday, March 05, 2007

Using International Law to Protect Battered Women

On March 2, Jessica Lenahan became the first U.S. domestic violence survivor to bring her case before an international human rights body.

Lenahan has exhausted all her legal options in the United States, inlcuding the Supreme Court, in her quest for justice against a Colorado police department that did not properly enforce her protection order. Lenahan and her attorney, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, are taking her case to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The article also highlights another D.V. related case that may go before the commission.



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