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About Helen Baillot

Helen Baillot is a Research Assistant at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Articles by Helen Baillot

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rape and asylum claims: credibility and the construction of vulnerability

Women alleging rape in asylum claims are often considered not credible due to cultural and gender-based stereotypes. To be heard, and believed, they must position themselves as ‘appropriately’ vulnerable.

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