Transnational Feminist Reform and National Legal Order

UCLA Law Visiting Jurist Tzili Mor examined the intersecting effects of feminist legal approaches, international human rights law, and health on lived realities. She drew on her international practice experience to bring applied feminist legal solutions to shape discourse and reform agendas on gender and women’s human rights. A forthcoming publication tackles Feminist Legal Reform and the Health Impact of Legal Systems Premised on Notions of Women as Communal Gauges of Honor. On-going work dissects the impact, including the unintended adverse consequences and gaps in impunity, of international legal developments on national legal systems in the context of gender-based violence and related abuses of subordination.

Biography of Tzili Mor

Tzili Mor was a Visiting Jurist at UCLA School of Law’s Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program and is an international human rights expert in advocacy, law reform, and litigation focused on gender justice and women’s human rights. Previously she was acting director and clinical fellow at Georgetown Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, a global coordinator on human rights defenders with Amnesty International, and a human rights and gender specialist with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, based in the Middle East and Central Asia. She served as a Gender Justice Adviser in Afghanistan working with the country’s first special prosecution Unit on Violence Against Women. She holds a BA from UCLA, a Master of Science degree focused on International Development from Georgetown University, and JD and LLM degrees in advocacy and international human rights law from Georgetown Law.

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