Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre

in E. Arbel, C. Dauvergne, and J. Millbank eds, Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (Routledge, 2014) 1-16

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2425856

19 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last revised: 17 Aug 2015

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Efrat Arbel

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law; Harvard University - Law School - Alumni; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Catherine Dauvergne

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Jenni Millbank

University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 16, 2014

Abstract

Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress towards appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and evaluates 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 2002 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 exponentially increases vulnerability for refugees making gendered claims. The volume includes contributions from scholars and members of the advocacy community that allow the book to examine conceptual and doctrinal themes arising at the intersection of gender and refugee law, and specific case studies across major Western refugee-receiving nations.

Keywords: refugee law; gender; gender identity; sexual orientation

Suggested Citation

Arbel, Efrat and Dauvergne, Catherine and Millbank, Jenni, Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (April 16, 2014). in E. Arbel, C. Dauvergne, and J. Millbank eds, Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (Routledge, 2014) 1-16; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2425856. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2425856

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Jenni Millbank

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