Immigration - Refugee Act of 1980 - Resistance to Female Circumcision as Grounds for Political Asylum in the United States

91 Am. J. Int'l L. 140 (1997)

9 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This article focuses on gaining political asylum in the US to avoid female circumcision. In re Kasigna exhibited the problems faced in trying to attain political asylum to avoid female gender mutilation. The case highlighted hurdles that must be conquered to effectively protect females, following in Kasinga's footsteps, from facing gender mutilation.

Keywords: international law, women's rights

Suggested Citation

Malone, Linda A., Immigration - Refugee Act of 1980 - Resistance to Female Circumcision as Grounds for Political Asylum in the United States (1997). 91 Am. J. Int'l L. 140 (1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168392

Linda A. Malone (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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