October 21, 2010
Prof. Lisa Davis and students from CUNY Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic conducted an on-the-ground investigation into the ongoing rape and sexual assault of women in displaced persons camps in Haiti. Documentation from their interviews have become part of the evidence used for a petition that has been submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights calling for measures to address the violence.
Read the memo delivered to UN Representative Walter Kalin »
Read the petition »
(l-r) IWHR Students April Marcus & Thyra Smith, IWHR Graduate and volunteer Nora Smiley, and Prof. Lisa Davis meet with Walter Kalin UN Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons to deliver a the memo based on IWHR's on-the-ground investigation in Haiti.