The Potential and Challenge of Transnational Litigation for Feminists Concerned About Domestic Violence Here and Abroad
54 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2002
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
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