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Refugee rights: beyond the 1951 Convention

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Duration: 1:17:53 | Added: 20 Jan 2014
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2014 by Professor Yakin Ertürk (former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women) recorded on 20 November 2013 at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

In this lecture, Professor Yakin Erturk speaks on the role of UN mandates in the protection of the human rights of women asylum seekers. Professor Erturk poses the question: Can the protection which States recognise for Convention refugees be extended to others (eg, women) in need of international protection? Arguing that entitlement to protection under international law applies whether for Convention refugees or otherwise, Erturk draws on her experiences as UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to outline the evolving women’s rights agenda and the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead.

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