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Eroded U.S. Asylum Protections for Gender Based Violence Survivors

This report, published in advance of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of the United States' human rights record in spring of 2020, describes human rights violations committed by the Government of the United States against asylum seekers who are fleeing gender-based violence (GBV). This report describes the retrogressive, discriminatory legal interpretations and policies implemented under the current U.S. presidential administration that hinder GBV survivors’ ability to attain asylum in the US, as well as long standing policies and practices that violate the rights of all asylum seekers, and disproportionately impact those fleeing GBV.

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October 3, 2019