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Editorial: Sexuality, gender and asylum: Refugees at a crossroads (2022)
Journal Article
Querton, C., Held, N., Dustin, M., Danisi, C., & Ferreira, N. (2022). Editorial: Sexuality, gender and asylum: Refugees at a crossroads. Frontiers in Human Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.3389/fhumd.2022.930310

Human rights have been increasingly recognized irrespective of one's sexual orientation of gender identity (SOGI) at international, regional and domestic levels; however, legal frameworks do not yet tackle violations of such rights effectively. As a... Read More about Editorial: Sexuality, gender and asylum: Refugees at a crossroads.

One step forward, two steps back? Interpreting 'particular social group' in the European Union (2022)
Journal Article
Querton, C. (2022). One step forward, two steps back? Interpreting 'particular social group' in the European Union. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 71(2), 425 - 451. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589322000021

The article tests the claim of feminist scholars that concerns about gender have been marginalised in refugee law, by exploring the interpretation given to the concept of a 'Particular Social Group' set out in the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is argue... Read More about One step forward, two steps back? Interpreting 'particular social group' in the European Union.

Protecting unaccompanied children in the UK (2021)
Book Chapter
Dadomo, C., Quénivet, N., & Querton, C. (2021). Protecting unaccompanied children in the UK. In M. D. Panforti, & C. Valente (Eds.), Protecting Unaccompanied Children: Towards European Convergence (303-325). Mucchi Editore

Fleeing contemporary armed conflicts in international refugee law: Judicial practice in the European Union (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Querton, C. (2021, February). Fleeing contemporary armed conflicts in international refugee law: Judicial practice in the European Union. Presented at McLaughlin College Lunch Talks, York University, Toronto, Canada

As the number of forcibly displaced people in the world today is the highest ever recorded and most are fleeing situations of armed conflict and widespread violence, queries regarding the continued relevance of the 1951 Convention relating to the Sta... Read More about Fleeing contemporary armed conflicts in international refugee law: Judicial practice in the European Union.

Gender and the boundaries of international refugee law: Beyond the category of ‘gender-related asylum claims’ (2019)
Journal Article
Querton, C. (2019). Gender and the boundaries of international refugee law: Beyond the category of ‘gender-related asylum claims’. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 37(4), 379-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/0924051919884764

The adoption of gender guidelines aiming to ensure consistency in gender-sensitive interpretation of the UN Refugee Convention definition demonstrates a general acceptance that gender is relevant to the question of who is a refugee. However, there is... Read More about Gender and the boundaries of international refugee law: Beyond the category of ‘gender-related asylum claims’.

The impact of Brexit on gender and asylum law in the UK (2019)
Book Chapter
Querton, C. (2019). The impact of Brexit on gender and asylum law in the UK. In M. Dustin, N. Ferreira, & S. Millns (Eds.), Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit (209-238). Palgrave Macmillan

The UK Government has remained silent regarding the envisaged system of international protection for refugees in the UK after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). In this context, this chapter contributes to knowledge by examining the likely impact... Read More about The impact of Brexit on gender and asylum law in the UK.

The role of the European Court of Human Rights in the protection of women fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries (2017)
Journal Article
Querton, C. (2017). The role of the European Court of Human Rights in the protection of women fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries. feminists@law, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/fal.425

This is an audio recording of a paper given at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle University, 5-7 April 2017. More than one million persons crossed the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 into the European Union (‘EU’) leading man... Read More about The role of the European Court of Human Rights in the protection of women fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries.

Women fleeing armed conflict: Seeking international protection in the United Kingdom (2014)
Book Chapter
Querton, C. (2014). Women fleeing armed conflict: Seeking international protection in the United Kingdom. In C. Dauvergne, J. Millbank, & E. Arbel (Eds.), Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (220-242). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter considers how the interpretation of the Refugee Convention in United Kingdom jurisprudence has adapted to the changing nature of armed conflict generally. It also looks at whether the differential impact of armed conflict on women has perm... Read More about Women fleeing armed conflict: Seeking international protection in the United Kingdom.

The interpretation of the convention ground of `membership of a particular social group´ in the context of gender-related claims for asylum (2012)
Working Paper
Querton, C. (2012). The interpretation of the convention ground of `membership of a particular social group´ in the context of gender-related claims for asylum

Despite often making `conventional claims’ for asylum based on their political opinion, race, nationality or religion, many women also claim asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) on the basis that they fear persecution because of their gender. To be reco... Read More about The interpretation of the convention ground of `membership of a particular social group´ in the context of gender-related claims for asylum.