Forced Marriage and the Exoticization of Gendered Harms in United States Asylum Law

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dc.contributor.author Millbank, Jenni en_US
dc.contributor.author Dauvergne, Catherine en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-23T00:37:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-23T00:37:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2008005459 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Millbank Jenni and Dauvergne Catherine 2010, 'Forced Marriage and the Exoticisation of Gendered Harms in US Asylum Law', Columbia University, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 898-964. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1062-6220 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17355
dc.description.abstract This article reports on our analysis of 120 refugee cases from Australia, Canada, and Britain where an actual or threatened forced marriage was part of the claim for protection. We found that forced marriage was rarely considered by refugee decision makers to be a harm in and of itself. This finding contributes to understanding how gender and sexuality are analysed within refugee law, because the harm of forced marriage is experienced differently by lesbians, gay men and heterosexual women. We contrast our findings in the refugee case law with domestic initiatives in Europe aimed at protecting nationals from forced marriages both within Europe and elsewhere. We pay particular attention to British initiatives because they are in many ways the most far-reaching and innovative, and thus the contrast with the response of British refugee law is all the more stark. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Columbia University en_US
dc.title Forced Marriage and the Exoticization of Gendered Harms in United States Asylum Law en_US
dc.parent Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 898 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 964 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 101296 en_US
dc.personcode 0000032326 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords refugee law, asylum, gender, forced marriage, persecution, human rights en_US


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