The Consideration of Male Victims of Sexual Violence As a Subset of the Particular Social Group 'Homosexual' in Adjudicating Asylum Claims

30 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 279 (2018)

Posted: 24 Aug 2017 Last revised: 7 Oct 2018

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Christiana Desrosiers

Pace University, School of Law, Students

Abstract

This Article analyzes the difficulties African male victims of sexual violence experience when seeking asylum in homophobic host countries and the lack of attention they receive from international and national governments and organizations. It concludes by recommending that male victims of sexual violence be able to seek asylum in host countries due to lack of medical care that they receive in their countries on account of imputed homosexual status.

Keywords: Male sexual violence, DRC, Uganda, Asylum, Homosexuality, Lack of Medical Access

Suggested Citation

Desrosiers, Christiana, The Consideration of Male Victims of Sexual Violence As a Subset of the Particular Social Group 'Homosexual' in Adjudicating Asylum Claims. 30 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 279 (2018) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3021583

Christiana Desrosiers (Contact Author)

Pace University, School of Law, Students ( email )

New York, NY
United States

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