United Against Gender Violence: Europeans Struggle to Provide Protections for Migrants
83 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2014
Date Written: October 1, 2014
European Union Member States are bound by a host of regional and international human rights obligations to strengthen laws and construct networks of resources to combat the problems facing migrant domestic violence victims. This article provides background information on the sources of regional and international law mandating these protections. It defines the legal obligations inherent in European Union Membership, the European Convention on Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, focusing on how these specific obligations support migrant domestic violence victims. It concludes that although many Member States have devised complex internal legal frameworks to support migrant domestic violence victims, success has been elusive in some instances.
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