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Gender Related Harms in Forced Migration: A Comparative International Study

Funding:
2012: $124,617
2013: $129,411
2014: $113,324

Project Member(s):
Millbank, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation:
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
University of British Columbia (The University of British Columbia)

Start year:
2012

Summary:
This project interrogates how refugee law has been transformed by gender. We explore this key development by addressing three axes of inquiry: * Analysis of the impact of gender on the global development of refugee jurisprudence; * Consideration of how gender exposes the relationship between refugee law, human rights law and migration law (including human trafficking, smuggling and securitization); * Exploration throughout of the thematic and conceptual evolution of 'gendered identity'. Our claim is that the uncoordinated national practice of refugee law has created a dynamic inter-relation of legal categories and key concepts which have shaped, and in turn been reshaped, by the explicit articulation of gender-related claims.

Publications:

Arbel, E., Dauvergne, C. & Millbank, J. 2014, Introduction: Gender in refugee law - from the margins to the centre.
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Berg, L.A. & Millbank, J. 2013, 'Developing a Jurisprudence of Transgender Particular Social Group' in Thomas Spijkerboer (ed), Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 121-153.
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Millbank, J. 2013, 'Sexual Orientation and Refugee Status Determination over the Past 20 years: Unsteady Progress through Standard Sequences?' in Thomas Spijkerboer (ed), Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 32-54.
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Keywords:
gender related harmrefugee lawhuman rightsgender identityfeminist jurisprudencesexual orientation

FOR Codes:
Human Rights Law, Legal Processes, International Law (excl. International Trade Law), International Organisations, Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation, International Relations not elsewhere classified