New article by Catherine Briddick evaluates residence rights of migrant victims of domestic violence in Europe

Posted:
24 August, 2020

A new article by Catherine Briddick in International & Comparative Law Quarterly evaluates the residence rights of migrant victims of domestic violence in Europe.

The article looks at how the treatment of third-country nationals (TCNs) under EU law falls far short of the EU’s commitments to eliminate gender inequality and to ‘combat all kinds of domestic violence’. Dr Briddick finds that the EU Citizens’ Directive not only fails to safeguard the rights of TCNs, it may actually enable domestic violence.

She also examines the decision of the Council of the EU to pursue a selective and partial ratification of the Istanbul Convention which leaves TCN victims without recourse to the very provisions designed to assist them.

Cathrine Briddick (2020) ‘Combatting or enabling domestic violence? Evaluating the residence rights of migrant victims of domestic violence in Europe', International & Comparative Law Quarterly, DOI: 10.1017/S0020589320000317