[En]gendering international refugee protection: are we there yet?

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter takes stock of transnational developments in law and practice relating to gender asylum claims over the past twenty years in order to review the role of international human rights law (IHRL) in ‘gendering’ international refugee law (IRL) and the associated protection available to women asylum seekers. It has been argued that IRL has undergone an important transformation, catalysed by attention to women's issues in general, and particularly the development of what have been called new ‘gender asylum doctrines and procedures’. Proponents of this view identify three main areas of human rights abuse against women as illustrative of the ways in which IHRL has been successfully brought to bear in gender asylum claims, namely, rape and other forms of sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and family violence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Rights and the Refugee Definition:
Subtitle of host publicationComparative Legal Practice and Theory
EditorsBruce Burson, David James Cantor
PublisherBrill
Pages322-348
Number of pages27
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9789004288591
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

Fingerprint

refugee law
refugee
human rights
international law
Law
gender
women's issues
asylum seeker
rape
sexual violence
doctrine
abuse
violence

Keywords

  • gender
  • refugee law
  • policy

Cite this

Crawley, H. (2016). [En]gendering international refugee protection: are we there yet? In B. Burson, & D. J. Cantor (Eds.), Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: : Comparative Legal Practice and Theory (Vol. 5, pp. 322-348). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004288591_014

[En]gendering international refugee protection : are we there yet? / Crawley, Heaven.

Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: : Comparative Legal Practice and Theory. ed. / Bruce Burson; David James Cantor. Vol. 5 Brill, 2016. p. 322-348.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Crawley, H 2016, [En]gendering international refugee protection: are we there yet? in B Burson & DJ Cantor (eds), Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: : Comparative Legal Practice and Theory. vol. 5, Brill, pp. 322-348. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004288591_014
Crawley H. [En]gendering international refugee protection: are we there yet? In Burson B, Cantor DJ, editors, Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: : Comparative Legal Practice and Theory. Vol. 5. Brill. 2016. p. 322-348 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004288591_014
Crawley, Heaven. / [En]gendering international refugee protection : are we there yet?. Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: : Comparative Legal Practice and Theory. editor / Bruce Burson ; David James Cantor. Vol. 5 Brill, 2016. pp. 322-348
@inbook{723514d2290f420f9c95b91a85602804,
title = "[En]gendering international refugee protection: are we there yet?",
abstract = "This chapter takes stock of transnational developments in law and practice relating to gender asylum claims over the past twenty years in order to review the role of international human rights law (IHRL) in ‘gendering’ international refugee law (IRL) and the associated protection available to women asylum seekers. It has been argued that IRL has undergone an important transformation, catalysed by attention to women's issues in general, and particularly the development of what have been called new ‘gender asylum doctrines and procedures’. Proponents of this view identify three main areas of human rights abuse against women as illustrative of the ways in which IHRL has been successfully brought to bear in gender asylum claims, namely, rape and other forms of sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and family violence.",
keywords = "gender, refugee law, policy",
author = "Heaven Crawley",
year = "2016",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1163/9789004288591_014",
language = "English",
isbn = "9789004288591",
volume = "5",
pages = "322--348",
editor = "Bruce Burson and Cantor, {David James}",
booktitle = "Human Rights and the Refugee Definition:",
publisher = "Brill",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - [En]gendering international refugee protection

T2 - are we there yet?

AU - Crawley, Heaven

PY - 2016/2

Y1 - 2016/2

N2 - This chapter takes stock of transnational developments in law and practice relating to gender asylum claims over the past twenty years in order to review the role of international human rights law (IHRL) in ‘gendering’ international refugee law (IRL) and the associated protection available to women asylum seekers. It has been argued that IRL has undergone an important transformation, catalysed by attention to women's issues in general, and particularly the development of what have been called new ‘gender asylum doctrines and procedures’. Proponents of this view identify three main areas of human rights abuse against women as illustrative of the ways in which IHRL has been successfully brought to bear in gender asylum claims, namely, rape and other forms of sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and family violence.

AB - This chapter takes stock of transnational developments in law and practice relating to gender asylum claims over the past twenty years in order to review the role of international human rights law (IHRL) in ‘gendering’ international refugee law (IRL) and the associated protection available to women asylum seekers. It has been argued that IRL has undergone an important transformation, catalysed by attention to women's issues in general, and particularly the development of what have been called new ‘gender asylum doctrines and procedures’. Proponents of this view identify three main areas of human rights abuse against women as illustrative of the ways in which IHRL has been successfully brought to bear in gender asylum claims, namely, rape and other forms of sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and family violence.

KW - gender

KW - refugee law

KW - policy

U2 - 10.1163/9789004288591_014

DO - 10.1163/9789004288591_014

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9789004288591

VL - 5

SP - 322

EP - 348

BT - Human Rights and the Refugee Definition:

A2 - Burson, Bruce

A2 - Cantor, David James

PB - Brill

ER -