In this article, I read a court decision on a gay asylum applicant through the lens of Fassbinder’s movie Querelle. I argue that when advocating asylum for persecuted LGBT people, notions of sexual identity should be simultaneously rejected.
Querelle Asks for Asylum, in Peter Fitzpatrick and James Henry Bergeron (eds): Europe’s Other: European Law Between Modernity and Postmodernity, Ashgate, Aldershot 1998, p. 189-217
In this law review article (in Dutch), I analyze how Dutch case law deals with asylum claims made by women who have been subjected to sexual violence.
Sheherazade en haar zusters. Sexueel geweld en vluchtelingenrecht, in Nemesis 1994 nr 4, p. 95-105
A report for the Dutch Emancipation Council, with an overview of literature. With the work of Heaven Crawley, Audrey Macklin and Sherene Razack from the same period, this text marks the beginning of an anti-essentialist perspective on gender and refugee law.
Women and refugee status, Emancipation Council, The Hague 1994