Refugees and Gender: Law and Process

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Jordan, 2001 - Law - 379 pages
Refugees and Gender: Law and Process examines how those representing asylum seekers can ensure that gender-related aspects of womens experiences are taken into account and appropriately reflected in the determination process.The book aims to ensure that all aspects of women's asylum claims are fully considered, providing a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of gender persecution, as well as a gendered framework for the interpretation of the key elements of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It also deals with procedural issues facing women as asylum seekers.Detailed guidance is provided on the implications of gender in asylum law, policy and practice in the UK, with comparitive case-law from other countries including Canada, the US and Australia. The book also contains comprehensive annexes which include the gender guidelines produced in the UK and elsewhere and details of additional sources of information and support on gender-related issues.Refugees and Gender: Law and Process provides a theoretical overview, an outline of case-law and a practical resource which ensures all those working with women seeking refugee status or asylum are given the best possible advice.This book is published in Association with the Refugee Womens Legal Group.

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