Resource: Women’s Asylum Newsletter


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Leading Article: p.1- 4
Key US cases relating to women asylum seekers

Sector Update p.5-6
The UK Government has recently produced two reports for international bodies, detailing its progress
relating to women’s equality.  Both fail to cover women asylum seekers’ issues.

Significant Legal Issues p.6-7
Assessing whether an asylum seeker is a lesbian – NR (Jamaica) v SSHD 2009 EWCA Civ 825
Country Guidance Case: Trafficked women from China – HC & RC (Trafficked women) China CG [2009] UKAIT 00027

International News p.8-11
Afghanistan: Women’s rights diminishing
Jordan: Tribunals should not be a substitute for addressing ‘honour killings’
Bangladesh: Child Marriage
The Philippines: Addressing human trafficking
Sierra Leone: Sexual violence defies new laws
Sudan: Women deliberately targeted in attacks

UK Courses p.11-12

New Publications p.12-13

Charter Update p.14


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