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The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School hosted “U.S. Ratification of the Women’s Rights Treaty: Fabulous, Horrendous or Meaningless” as part of its Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Patrich Auditorium.

“The Women’s Rights Treaty was adopted by the United Nations in 1979 and still has yet to be ratified by the United States,” Julia Ernst, visiting associate professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., pointed out. “We are one of six countries that has not ratified the treaty out of the 192 member nations of the U.N. and so I’m here to talk about why the U.S. has failed to ratify and its prospects for ratification and the importance of U.S. ratification for women’s rights around the world.”