Women and Justice: Keywords

International Case Law

Report on Admissibility of Jessica Gonzales and Others v. United States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2007)

Domestic and intimate partner violence

State duty to enforce court-ordered protective order.  Jessica Gonzales' three children were killed when local police failed to enforced a restraining order against her estranged husband.  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that no affirmative duty exists on the part of the government to enforce a protective order.