Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Press Releases

May 11, 2015  Ithaca, New York - During the United States' Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 11, 2015, both Denmark and Slovenia recommended that the United States do more to prevent and prosecute sexual violence in the U.S. military, including by ...

Cornell Participating in U.N. Review of United States' Human Rights Record to Highlight Military Sexual Assault

March 9, 2015  Ithaca, New York - Next week, a delegation of staff and students of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Cornell Law School will travel to Geneva to engage with U.N. member states in preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)...

UN Committee to Review Cornell Law Report on Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military

November 2014  Ithaca, New York - The United States' failure to respond adequately to sexual violence in the U.S. military violates service members' right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, says a new report submitted to the United Nations Committee...

Avon Global Center Releases New Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia

August 6, 2014  On August 6, 2014 the Center for Law and Justice and Cornell Law School's Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic released a new handbook for judicial officers and legal practitioners on juvenile law in Zambia..

Avon Global Center Releases Report on Sexual Violence by Educators in Schools in South Africa

May 9, 2014  On  May 9, 2014, Cornell Law School and the University of the Witwatersrand released a report on gaps in accountability for sexual violence in South African schools. The report, Sexual Violence by Educators in South African Schools: Gaps in Accountability, is...

Press Release from Justice Anita Allen on the 2013 Women & Justice Conference

December 2013  Mrs. Justice Anita Allen, President of the Court of Appeal attended the 2013 Women and Justice Conference and Senior Roundtable on: Women in the Judiciary held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10th - 12th December 2013...

Avon Global Center Releases Report on Women's Imprisonment in Argentina

May 2013  In May 2013, Cornell Law School's Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School's International Human Rights Clinic, and the Public Defender's Office in Argentina released a new report on the causes, ...

Avon Global Center and Women and Law in Southern Africa Release New Report on Sexual Violence in Zambian Schools

October 18, 2012  Adolescent girls in Zambia face frequent sexual violence and harassment at school, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic, and Women and Law in Southern Africa-Zambia said in a report...

Avon Global Center Participates in National Association of Women Judges 2011 Annual Conference

October 14, 2011  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.

New Avon Global Center Report Reveals Barriers to Justice for Survivors of Domestic Violence Who Act to Protect Themselves

June 2011  Albany, New York - Today, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School and the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York released a report on the barriers to justice faced by women survivor-defendants in New York...

Avon Global Center participates in the Virtue Foundation Senior Roundtable on Women and the Judiciary in Washington, D.C.

April 2011  On March 31 and April 1, 2011, the Avon Global Center and the International Human Rights Clinic participated in the Virtue Foundation Senior Roundtable on Women and the Judiciary in Washington, D.C. Approximately 50 women judges from 20 countries around...

Avon Global Center Examines Acid Attacks against Women and Girls in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India

January 2011  Acid violence involves intentional acts of violence in which perpetrators throw, spray, or pour acid onto victims' faces and bodies.  Through a comparative study of Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia the report demonstrates that acid violence is a form of gender-based violence prohibited by...