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LGBTI Migrants in Immigration Detention: A Global Perspective


Shana Tabak


American University - Washington College of Law

Rachel Levitan


HIAS - Refugees and Migration

February 26, 2014

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2014
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-13

Abstract:     
Among the thousands of migrants who are detained by states each year, those who are perhaps most vulnerable to human rights violations are oftentimes invisible within the immigration systems: LGBTI detainees. Human rights violations perpetrated against these individuals, who may be targeted during their detention as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are made all the more egregious since many LGBTI detainees in immigration detention chose to migrate from their countries of origin as a result of persecution faced specifically due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This Article aims to highlight protections available under international law for LGBTI detainees, to call attention to the invisibility of the unique challenges that LGBTI individuals may face in detention, and to call for more specific guidance and compliance from states in order to sufficiently address this global human rights concern.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: LGBTI, Gender, Detention, Migration, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Immigration, Human Rights, Refugee

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Date posted: March 5, 2014 ; Last revised: March 13, 2014

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Tabak, Shana and Levitan, Rachel, LGBTI Migrants in Immigration Detention: A Global Perspective (February 26, 2014). Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2014; American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-13. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2402044

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Shana Tabak (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
Rachel Levitan
HIAS - Refugees and Migration ( email )
New York, NY 10001 - 50
United States
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