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Due to the impending storm, New England Law is canceling classes that begin at 2 p.m. or later on Monday and will be closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday. All classes starting before 2 p.m. on Monday will be held as scheduled. The Stuart Street building and library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Administrative offices will close at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday. We will monitor the progress of the storm and will post updates about Wednesday’s arrangements. more >

4/3/09 Center Sponsors Conference on CEDAW and Its Optional Protocol

(Boston, Revised 11/13/09) New England Law | Boston: New England Law | Boston sponsored an international conference on April 3, 2009, entitled, "CEDAW and Its Optional Protocol." Co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the conference recognized the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), examined work undertaken as a result, and discussed ways of increasing its effectiveness.

Members of the CEDAW Committee who participated included Shanthi Dairiam, Pramila Patten, Cornelius Flinterman, and Silvia Pimentel. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was represented by Jane Connors, director of the Human Rights Treaties Branch of the High Commissioner's Office.

The conference consisisted of several panels examining challenges to the effective implementation of the Convention, the issue of United States ratification, and the jurisprudence of the Committee, including comparative analyses of the work of other treaty-bodies and regional human rights institutions.

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