The Potential and Challenge of Transnational Litigation for Feminists Concerned About Domestic Violence Here and Abroad

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Merle Hope Weiner

University of Oregon - School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This article suggests that feminists should turn their attention to private international law because transnational litigation offers some important opportunities for the domestic violence movement. The benefits of transnational litigation include helping particular women, enforcing public international law obligations, facilitating the cross-fertilization of ideas, and eroding false categorizations. The article then details the unique hurdles these cases pose for victims and their attorneys. The challenges it discusses include telling effective stories, expert testimony, finding available and competent legal counsel, and linking gender inequality to domestic violence in this context.

Keywords: domestic violence, transnational, law, feminism, abduction

JEL Classification: K36

Suggested Citation

Weiner, Merle Hope, The Potential and Challenge of Transnational Litigation for Feminists Concerned About Domestic Violence Here and Abroad (2002). 11 AMER. U. J. OF GENDER, SOC. POL. & L. 747 (2002), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3442630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3442630

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