United Against Gender Violence: Europeans Struggle to Provide Protections for Migrants

83 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2014

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Mimi Tsankov

University of Colorado Boulder

Nadja Helm

U.S. Department of Justice

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.

Suggested Citation

Tsankov, Mimi and Helm, Nadja, United Against Gender Violence: Europeans Struggle to Provide Protections for Migrants (October 1, 2014). Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2522996 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2522996

Mimi Tsankov (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Boulder ( email )

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Boulder, CO 80309
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Nadja Helm

U.S. Department of Justice

United States

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