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Sexual Assault in the Military, a Panel Discussion

September 11, 2013 —

WHAT:

The Georgetown Military Law Society, the Advocates Against Sexual Violence, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America present a panel discussion about pending proposals to reform the Uniform Code of Military Justice to combat sexual violence in the military.

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
5:30 p.m.: Program

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

MODERATOR:

Alexander Nicholson, Legislative Director, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

PANELISTS:

Major General John Altenberg (USA, Retired), Greenberg Traurig

Eugene Fidell, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

Jennifer Gentile Long, Director, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women

NOTE:

Panelists will debate two main proposals for reforming the Uniform Code of Military Justice to combat sexual violence within the military. The first proposal comes from Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and would keep—with some reforms—prosecutorial decision authority within the chain of command. The second proposal, the Military Justice Improvement Act, from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), would remove the chain of command from military sexual assault cases.

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.

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