IHR Clinic Spurs Chicago Domestic Violence Resolution

William Anderson

Law School Communications Office

October 24, 2014

The IHR Clinic worked with City of Chicago attorneys on a resolution (PDF) that was adopted on October 8, recognizing that “domestic violence [i]s a human rights concern” and resolving “that the City is committed to respond diligently to acts of domestic violence, and that each of the City’s departments shall incorporate the principles embodied in this resolution into their policies and practices.” Chicago is the thirteenth municipality in the nation (and the largest) to adopt such a resolution.

IHR Clinic Acting Director Caroline Bettinger- López is working with stakeholders to introduce and promote the adoption of similar resolutions throughout the nation. The other 12 resolutions can be found here (PDF).