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dc.contributor.authorRehaag, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-18T17:29:47Z
dc.date.available2011-06-18T17:29:47Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSean Rehaag, "Bisexuals Need Not Apply: A Comparative Appraisal of Refugee Law and Policy in Canada, the United States, and Australia," International Journal of Human Rights 13.2/3 (2009): 413-436.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/8022
dc.description.abstractThis paper offers an analysis of refugee claims on grounds of bisexuality. After discussing the grounds on which sexual minorities may qualify for refugee status under international refugee law, the paper empirically assesses the success rates of bisexual refugee claimants in three major host states: Canada, the United States, and Australia. It concludes that bisexuals are significantly less successful than other sexual minority groups in obtaining refugee status in those countries. Through an examination of selected published decisions involving bisexual refugee claimants, the author identifies two main areas for concern that may partly account for the difficulties that bisexual refugee claimants encounter: the invisibility of bisexuality as a sexual identity, and negative views held by some refugee claims adjudicators towards bisexuality as well as the reluctance of some adjudicators to grant refugee status to sexual minorities who differ from gay and lesbian identities as traditionally understood.
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Toronto International Human Rights Program
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.subjectbisexuality; sexual orientation; refugee; asylum; law; credibility; Canada; Australia; United Statesen
dc.title"Bisexuals Need Not Apply: A Comparative Appraisal of Refugee Law and Policy in Canada, the United States, and Australia"en
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.journalhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13642987.aspen
dc.rights.publisherhttp://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/en
dc.rights.articlehttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a912647655~frm=titlelinken


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