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Title Practicing asylum : a handbook for expert witnesses in Latin American gender-and sexuality-based asylum cases / edited by Kimberly Gauderman.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dr. Thomas Davies, "I can't not do it" : testifying to a life of witness / Elizabeth Quay Hutchison -- Guatemalan Women's Asylum in the U.S. : how legacies of inequity in Guatemala and the U.S. shape gender-based asylum / M. Gabriela Torres -- Putting expertise to work : best practices for academic expert witnesses / Kimberly Gauderman -- Understanding the legal framework of gender-based asylum : a guide for expert witnesses / J. Anna Cabot -- The fragility of particular social groups : the differential weight of rape in gender-based violence and LGBTQ+ asylum cases / Kimberly Gauderman and M. Gabriela Torres -- Practicing expert witnessing : tips from an expert / Kimberly Gauderman -- History and politics of immigration, refugee, and asylum laws and policies in the U.S. / Kimberly Gauderman -- Supporting asylum seekers in detention : an immigration attorney's guide / Natalie Hansen -- Trauma and support for asylum seekers, attorneys, and expert witnesses / Maria Baldini-Potermin.
Summary "This multidisciplinary volume brings together experienced expert witnesses and immigration attorneys to highlight best practices and strategies for giving expert testimony in asylum cases. As the scale and severity of violence in Latin America has grown in the last decade, scholars and attorneys have collaborated to defend the rights of immigrant women, children, and LGBTQ+ persons who are threatened by gender-based, sexual, and gang violence in their home countries. Researchers in anthropology, history, political science, and sociology have regularly supported the work of immigration lawyers and contributed to public debates on immigration reform, but the academy contains untapped scholarly expertise that, guided by the resources provided in this handbook, can aid asylum seekers and refugees and promote the fair adjudication of asylum claims in US courts. As the recent refugee crisis of immigrant mothers and children and unaccompanied minors has made clear, there is an urgent need for academics to work with other professionals to build a legal framework and national network that can respond effectively to this human rights crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Asylum, Right of -- United States.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Refugees -- Latin America.
Women refugees -- Latin America.
Sexual minorities -- Latin America.
Evidence, Expert -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Asylum, Right of. (OCoLC)fst00819842
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01092822
Sexual minorities. (OCoLC)fst01202158
Women refugees. (OCoLC)fst01178455
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Caribbean & Latin American Studies.
Added Author Gauderman, Kimberly, 1960- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Practicing asylum Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023] 9780520391352 (DLC) 2022043553
ISBN 9780520391369 (electronic book)
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