Is Denial of Justice Persecution ? The Case of Victims of Sexual Violence in Peru's 1980-2000 Internal Armed Conflict

Friday, September 1, 2006
Flor de María Valdez Arroyo
South America

According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, there are three conditions a person should meet to be considered a refugee. One of them that this person is actually persecuted or have a reasonable fear of such persecution, for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership to a particular social group or political opinions. The second one was to have crossed an internationally recognized border, in search of safety in another country. Finally, the third one was that this person could not obtain protection from his/her State of origin or residence, or had reasonable fear about asking for it.

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