The 1951 Refugee Convention is the fundamental instrument of international refugee protection. Nevertheless, the Convention was criticized in many aspects, specially - it was pointed out that the Convention does not cover gender based refugee claim. Women are neglected in the Convention. UNHCR issued Gender Guidelines and Handbook for women refugee. UK, Canada, Australia and US, and some other states adopted guidelines to consider the application of women refugee. Case laws also contributed to its development. However, still the question is, whether these developments are sufficient to ensure the rights of women refugee, who are persecuted for their gender. To find out the answer, this book examines the 1951 Refugee Convention, analyzes the meaning of gender based persecution, UNHCR Guidelines and other developments, and comparative jurisprudence (Canada, UK, New Zealand and Germany) on gender based refugee claim. This books will be a useful source of information to researchers, students and human rights activist who are particularly interested on international refugee law and gender based persecution.
Hassan Al Imran
Hassan Al Imran is a PhD researcher of School of Law, Western Sydney University. He has research interest on refugee law, human rights, international law and maritime law. Mr. Al Imran completed LL.B, PGDL and LL.M from UK universities, and has experience in teaching at a Faculty of Law in Bangladesh. He was called to Bar from Lincoln's Inn (UK).
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Refugee, guidelines, UNHCR, Non-Refoulement, Membership, Social group, Gender Based Persecution, asylum, case law, Convention, woman
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