March 27, 2013 – What the Holy See Has to Say About Violence Against Women and Girls

What the Holy See Has to Say About Violence Against Women and Girls What the Holy See Has to Say About Violence Against Women and Girls Commission on the Status of Women, 57th Session MARCH 27, 2013 (www.zenit.org) Jane Adolphe, Esq. The Commission on the Status of Women, established by the United Nations in 1946, […]

June 10, 2017 – ICOLF International Conference Leads To Publication on The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition and Prosecution

In February 2016, an International Expert Group Meeting of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family was held at Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida to discuss “The persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on certain Legal Strategies thru the Prism of Religious Freedom. Acts of the […]

November 12, 2013 – Upcoming Conference on the overreaching of regional and international human rights’ courts and special bodies

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2-3 May in Rome, 2014 PURPOSE The aim of this conference is to study the activist tendencies of regional and international human rights’courts and committees. To this end, a conference will gather international and regional experts, lawyers and academics, in the field of international and regional human rights law with a […]

Gender (in International Law)

Adolphe, Jane, and Robert L. Fastiggi. “Gender (in International Law).” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy. Ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2013. 612-614. BIBLIOGRAPHY The term gender was gradually introduced into nonbinding international documents on the topic of women in the early 1990s. A historical review of the development of […]

“Gender” within the United Nations System

Introduction The term gender was gradually introduced into nonbinding international documents on the topic of women in the early 1990s. A historical review of the development of human rights as they relate to women reveals three important points: (1) that gender has commonly been used to identify a person’s sex as either male or female; […]

Biographies

Biographies Ligia De Jesús Castaldi, Director of Section on Inter-American System on Human Rights Ligia De Jesús Castaldi is an Associate Professor at Ave Maria School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the unborn child’s right to life in international human rights law, particularly, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Professor Castaldi received LL.M. degrees from […]

The Middle Eastern and North African System

Director Geoffrey Bedford Strickland, J.D., J.C.L., serves as Rome Office Director for Priests for Life/Gospel of Life Ministries and as Director of the Middle East and North Africa Region for the International Center for Law, Life, Faith and Family. In his role as Rome Office Director and International Associate, he provides research and analysis of […]

The Southeastern Asian System

Director Brian Scarnecchia, M.Div., J.D. is an Associate Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida where he has taught Property law, Origin of the United States Constitution, Criminal law and Bioethics. He is the author of Bioethics, Law and Human Life Issues: A Catholic Perspective on Marriage, Family, Contraception, Abortion, […]

The European System

Director Roger Kiska has championed religious liberty in Europe for the past decade. Kiska has successfully litigated before the European Court of Human Rights. He has also provided expert briefings to various committees and inter-groups before the European Parliament and European national parliaments on numerous occasions. Kiska serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending […]

The United Nations System

Director Stefano Gennarini earned a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School and is a Blackstone Legal Fellow. Before attending law school, Stefano attended the Redemptoris House of Formation in London and Heythrop College, University of London where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Theology. He currently serves as the Director of Legal Studies at […]

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