Routledge research in asylum, migration and refugee law.
"The issue of gender has had a large influence on the development of international refugee law over the last few decades, most notably with the Gender Guidelines issued in 2002 by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. This volume assesses the progress toward gender equality in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and considers the extent to which gender has been successfully integrated into refugee law. Evaluating the research and advocacy agendas for gender in refugee law ten years beyond the UNHCR Gender Guidelines, the book investigates the current status of gender in refugee law. It examines gender-related persecution claims of both women and men, including those based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and explores how the development of an anti-refugee agenda in many Western states increases vulnerability for refugees making gendered claims exponentially. The volume includes contributions from scholars and members of the advocacy community which allow the book to examine both broad conceptual and doctrinal themes arising at the intersection of gender and refugee law, and specific case studies across major Western refugee receiving nations. The book will be of great interest and value to researches and students of asylum and immigration law, international politics, and gender studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Gender in refugee law : from the margins to the centre / Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne and Jenni Millbank Why we are not there yet : the particular challenge of "particular social group" / Michelle Foster Legal change from the bottom up : the development of gender asylum jurisprudence in the United States / Deborah E. Anker A tale of two women : the claims for asylum of Fauziya Kassindja, who fled FGC, and Rody Alvarado, a survivor of partner (domestic) violence / Karen Musalo Falling at each hurdle : assessing the credibility of women's asylum claims in Europe / Debora Singer Psychological barriers to fair refugee status determination related to our understanding and expression of gender / Jane Herlihy Lesbians and UK asylum law : evidence and existence / Claire Bennett Where are the women? Human trafficking and refugee women / Susan Kneebone Women fleeing armed conflict : seeking international protection in the United Kingdom / Christel Querton Training and strategic litigation : tools for enhanced protection of gender-relates asylum applicants in Europe / Maria Hennessy Gendered border crossings / Efrat Arbel Evaluating Canada's approach to gender-related persecution : revisiting and re-embracing "refugee women and the imperative of categories" / Shauna Labman and Catherine Dauvergne.