Explain and critically analyze the approach of the courts to refugee claims involving danger from non-state actors, considering in particular people escaping a violent partner or family members. Suggested starting points to include but please consider more sources for the 10 references. •
R v SSHD ex p Shah and Islam  2 AC 629 • Helene Lambert “The Conceptualization of ‘Persecution’ by the House of Lords: Horvath v. Secretary Of State for the Home Department” (2001) 13(1/2)International Journal of Refugee Law pp. 16 – 31 (available using a ‘Journals’ search in the Lexis Library legal database)
• Siobhan Mulley “Domestic violence asylum claims and recent developments in international human rights law: a progress narrative?” (2011) 60(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly pp. 459-484 (available from the Westlaw legal database) The word limit includes tables, figures and quotations, but does NOT include references in footnotes or the bibliography.
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