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About Amanda Gray

Amanda Gray works for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in London. She is a qualified Solicitor and holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law. This article is written in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views of the UN or UNHCR.  

Articles by Amanda Gray

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Equal access to the asylum process for women

Despite some progress in the treatment of single female asylum seekers in the UK, women in families frequently go unheard, dependent on their husband’s asylum claim. To protect them from persecution and domestic violence women must have their own voice.

Poverty: a human rights abuse in the UK

Internationally poverty has been recognised as a violation of human dignity and, when a consequence of government policy, a violation of human rights. What does this mean for women seeking asylum who are forced into poverty in the UK, asks Amanda Gray.

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