Reproductive Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: From Helms to the U.N.

Monday, March 21, 2016 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047Duke Law Events

Join Jina Dhillon, Senior Policy Advisor at Ipas, and Aram Schvey, Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects at the Center for Reproductive Rights, for a lecture titled "Reproductive Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: From Helms to the U.N." The speakers will discuss reproductive rights from both an international perspective and in the context of U.S. foreign policy. The international perspective will broadly look at reproductive rights as human rights, international mechanisms through the UN and regional bodies, and comparative experiences in other jurisdictions. The U.S. foreign policy discussion will highlight the Helm Amendment and its implementation, the Siljander Amendment and its chilling effect, and policies on abortion bans overseas. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Lunch will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

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