Women Refugees and Gender Persecution - Lecture and New Article by Prof. Dr. Cecilia M. Bailliet

The United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law invited Prof. Dr. Cecilia M. Bailliet to give a lecture on Women Refugees and Gender Persecution. Her article 'Examination of the Effects of Deportation as a Result of Revocation of Status Upon the Rights to Non-Discrimination, Family Unity, and the Best Interests of the Child: An Empirical Case from Norway' was also recently published in the Human Rights Brief.

Lecture on Women Refugees and Gender Persecution

The United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law invited Prof. Dr. Cecilia M. Bailliet to give a lecture on Women Refugees and Gender Persecution. It provides an overview of gender-based violence, the context of forced migration faced by women, the application of the due diligence principle in Refugee Status Determination, assessment of risk, evidentiary issues, credibility determination, gender-related persecution, nexus to protection categories, and the application of cessation clauses and the Internal Flight Alternative. 

New Article for the Human Rights Brief.

The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication by the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, published Prof. Dr. Bailliet's article titled 'Examination of the Effects of Deportation as a Result of Revocation of Status Upon the Rights to Non-Discrimination, Family Unity, and the Best Interests of the Child: An Empirical Case from Norway'. 

The article discusses the European and Nordic trend of non-European/Schengen nationals to their countries of origin or transit countries and implementing deportation as a principal mechanism of immigration control. It examines a particular case from Norway resulting from a review of cases involving select nationalities extending back in time beyond five years. This review identified persons who lied about their country of nationality and were subject to revocation of status and deportation in spite of their ties to family and integration within the community. The article discusses the role of the judiciary as a resistant gatekeeper to international human rights, in particular the right to family unity and the best interests of the child, as well as the right to non-discrimination. It calls for reform of review of old cases based on nationality, instead acting only an individualized security risk assessment and the adoption of a human rights based approach to revocation and deportation.

The article can be accessed electronically via this link.

About Prof. Dr. Bailliet

Cecilia M. Bailliet is Professor Dr. jur., Director of the Master's Programme in International Law, and Co-Director of the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security. She researches transnational and cross-disciplinary issues within international law including public international law, human rights, refugee law, counter-terrorism, gender/women's rights, and peace. She was recently chosen to Chair the Expert Advisory Group to the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity.

Tags: Refugee Law, United Nations, Human Rights, Public International Law, Women's Rights
Published Feb. 14, 2022 4:53 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2022 5:04 PM