The Avon Global Center was a supporting organization of the National Association of Women Judges 2011 Annual Conference and participated in its Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Symposium on International Women's Rights, which took place on October 14, 2011.
Avon Global Center Associate Director Liz Brundige spoke on a panel that addressed the prevention of human trafficking. The panel discussed the UN protocol to prevent human trafficking and analyzed how international law and domestic laws in various countries can be improved to address this growing epidemic. Ms. Brundige focused in her remarks on the implementation of international anti-trafficking standards in India and Liberia, drawing in part from the Center's experience participating in a Lawyers Without Borders trial advocacy training program on human trafficking in Liberia.
Other panelists included Lori Cohen, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Santuary for Families; Professor Lori Nessel of Setal Hall University School of Law; and Martina Vandenberg, a partner at Jenner & Block, LLP. Professor Karima Bennoune of Rutgers School of Law moderated the panel. The panel was part of a rich and empowering discussion of the broader human rights issues that affect our global society. For more information about the Symposium and Conference, please see the NAWJ website, or click here for a copy of the annual conference guide.