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About Sharon Cowan

Sharon Cowan is Professor of Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Articles by Sharon Cowan

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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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