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
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
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