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About Vanessa Munro

Vanessa Munro is Professor of Law and Society at the University of Leicester.

Articles by Vanessa Munro

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

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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