Anyplace but Home: Asylum in the United States for Women Fleeing Intimate Violence

Goldberg, Pamela
July 1993
Cornell International Law Journal;Symposium93, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p565
Academic Journal
The article discusses the theoretical basis for establishing eligibility for asylum under the U.S. immigration law in addressing violence against women. The author points out that the law requires the victim of intimate violence to show a well-founded fear of persecution by the state or a force that the state either cannot or will not control on an account that the victim is a member of a particular social group. She elaborates the standard used as basis for proving asylum eligibility and analyzes each part of the standard. Furthermore, she cites cases of intimate violence wherein the victims have met the standard for asylum eligibility.


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