The borders that disadvantage migrant women in enjoying human rights

PERONI, Lourdes (2018). The borders that disadvantage migrant women in enjoying human rights. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 36 (2), 93-110.

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    This article launches a frame to investigate the inequalities underlying the human rights violations migrant women may experience. Drawing on intersectionality theory and on Ratna Kapur’s concept of ‘normative boundaries of belonging’, the article puts forward the notion of ‘intersecting borders of inequality’. The notion interrogates three types of borders that may construe migrant women as outsiders or lesser members in society: formal, normative and practical borders. The article demonstrates that scrutinising the ways in which these borders intersect illuminates some of the structures disadvantaging migrant women and invites imagining wider responses to tackle these disadvantages. To illustrate these arguments, the article uses examples of the European Court of Human Rights’ case law.

    Item Type: Article
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Law
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Law and Criminology
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    Page Range: 93-110
    SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
    Depositing User: Margaret Boot
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 10:13
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:50

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