refugee law; gender; gender identity; sexual orientation
Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress towards appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and evaluates the extent to which gender has been successfully integrated into refugee law. Evaluating the research and advocacy agendas for gender in refugee law ten years beyond the 2002 UNHCR Gender Guidelines, the book investigates the current status of gender in refugee law. It examines gender-related persecution claims of both women and men, including those based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and explores how the development of an anti-refugee agenda in many Western states exponentially increases vulnerability for refugees making gendered claims. The volume includes contributions from scholars and members of the advocacy community that allow the book to examine conceptual and doctrinal themes arising at the intersection of gender and refugee law, and specific case studies across major Western refugee-receiving nations.
Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne & Jenni Millbank, "Introduction: Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre" in Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne & Jenni Millbank, eds Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (London: Routledge, 2014) 1.