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R.S.A.A. et al v. Denmark

The Committee makes the following recommendations to the State party: (a) Concerning the author of the communication and her daughters: (i) Reopen their asylum case, taking into account the Committee’s views; (ii) Refrain from forcibly returning them to Jordan, where they would be exposed to a real, personal and foreseeable risk of severe forms of gender-based violence. (b) General: (i) Take all measures necessary to ensure that victims of gender-based forms of persecution who are in need of protection, regardless of their status or residence, are not returned under any circumstance to any country in which their life would be at risk or where they might be subjected to gender-based violence or to torture or ill-treatment; (ii) Ensure that the threshold for accepting asylum applications is measured not against the probability but against the reasonable likelihood that the claimant has a well-founded fear of persecution or that she would be exposed to persecution upon her return; (iii) Ensure that women asylum seekers have timely information on the importance of the first interview and what constitutes relevant information in that context; (iv) Ensure that, whenever necessary, examiners use all the means at their disposal to produce and/or verify the necessary evidence in support of the application, including by seeking and gathering information from reliable governmental and non-governmental sources on human rights in the country of origin, in particular relating to the situation of women and girls, and taking all necessary measures in that regard; (v) Ensure, when interpreting all legally recognized grounds for asylum, the classification of claims for asylum on the basis of gender under the grounds of membership of a particular social group, where necessary, and consider adding sex and/or gender and other status to the list of grounds for refugee status in national asylum legislation;

15 July 2019 | Judicial Body: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Legal Instrument: 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Forced marriage - Gender-based persecution - Women's rights | Countries: Denmark - Jordan - Palestine, State of

Decision 201701423/1/V2

21 November 2018 | Judicial Body: Netherlands, The: Council of State (Raad van State) | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

AATA Case No. 1503327

24 August 2016 | Judicial Body: Australia: Administrative Appeals Tribunal | Topic(s): Social group discrimination - Women's rights | Countries: Australia - India

AH (Turkey)

28 April 2015 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal | Topic(s): 1951 Refugee Convention - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Freedom of religion - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) - Persecution based on political opinion - Political asylum - Political parties - Social group discrimination - Well-founded fear of persecution - Women's rights | Countries: New Zealand - Türkiye

X v. Canada

18 March 2014 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Canada - Guinea

RRT Case No. 1301911

31 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Cumulative grounds of persecution - Social group persecution - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Australia - India

RRT Case No. 1203475

25 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Shia - Social group persecution - Women's rights | Countries: Australia - Pakistan

Ordinanza n. 7778/2012

6 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Italy: Courts of First Instance | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Gender-based persecution - Non-state agents of persecution - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Social group persecution - State protection - Trafficking in persons - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Italy - Nigeria

K and others (FGM) The Gambia CG v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

8 April 2013 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Countries: Gambia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

N v. Sweden

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family law - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - Sharia law - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

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