International Domestic Violence Resources
last updated October 26, 2012
Violence Against Women in International Law
  • Benninger-Budel, Carin, Due Diligence and its Application to Protect Women from Violence (2008).
  • Cook, Rebecca J., “Women’s International Human Rights Law: The Way Forward,” 15 Human Rights Quarterly 230 (1993). 
  • Meyersfeld, Bonita, Domestic Violence and International Law (2010).
  • Meyersfeld, Bonita, “Domestic Violence, Health, and International Law,” 22 Emory International Law Review 61 (2008).
  • Stark, Barbara, “Domestic Violence and International Law: Good-bye Earl,” 47 Loyola Law Review 255 (2001).  
Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation
  • Engle Merry, Sally and Jessica Shimmin, “The Curious Resistance to Seeing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation in the United States,” in Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism, 113-130 (2011).
  • Siegel, Max D., “Surviving Castle Rock: The Human Rights of Domestic Violence,” 18 Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender 727 (2012).
Using International Law in Local Contexts
  • Bettinger-Lopez, Caroline, “Jessica Gonzales v. United States: An Emerging Model for Domestic Violence & Human Rights Advocacy in the United States,” 21 Harvard Human Rights Journal 183 (2008).
  • Davis, Martha, “Human Rights in the Trenches: Using International Human Rights Law in ‘Everyday’ Legal Aid Cases,” Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy 414 (Nov. 2006).
  • Engle Merry, Sally, Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice (2005).
  • Morgaine, Karen, “Domestic Violence and Human Rights: Local Challenges to a Universal Framework,” 33 Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 109 (2006).