Flyktningkvinnen som rettslig aktør: Marginalisering og rettsbevisshet i Kampala, Uganda [Refugee Woman at Risk: Marginalization and Legal Consciousness in Kampala, Uganda] - PRIO

Flyktningkvinnen som rettslig aktør: Marginalisering og rettsbevisshet i Kampala, Uganda [Refugee Woman at Risk: Marginalization and Legal Consciousness in Kampala, Uganda]

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora (2009) Flyktningkvinnen som rettslig aktør: Marginalisering og rettsbevisshet i Kampala, Uganda [Refugee Woman at Risk: Marginalization and Legal Consciousness in Kampala, Uganda], Retfærd 32(3): 78–95.

​What kind of power structures are established when the human rights framework go global, and which set of norms are at the heart of liberal legalist ideas about what it means to have human rights subjectivity? This essay explores these questions through a discussion of how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) selects Women-at-Risk for third-country resettlement from Kampala, Uganda. In the context of the international community’s move towards regulating sexual violence and trends within feminist legal thought, this essay considers how notions of gender identity, suffering and credibility shape the interaction between refugee women and UNHCR bureaucrats. 

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Authors

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies