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[12PacRimLPolyJ673] The Pain of Love: Spousal Immigration and Domestic Violence in Australia - A Regime in Chaos?

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dc.contributor.author Odhiambo-Abuya, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-14T19:39:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-14T19:39:27Z
dc.date.issued 2003-05
dc.identifier.citation 12 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 673 (2003) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/739
dc.description.abstract E. Odhiambo-Abuya is a memebr of the Faculty of Law, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, and S.J.D. Candidate, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, e-mail:Edwina@keller.law.usyd.edu.au. Abstract: A fundamental step that the 1994 Australian Migration Regulations developed into the immigration framework was to grant certain concessions to non-Australian spouses and interdependent partners who suffer domestic violence at the hands of their Australian counterparts. Victims of domestic violence are eligible to apply for permanent residence notwithstanding the otherwise applicable two-year waiting period. To understand the domestic violence exception, this Article explores the jurisprudence that has emerged from courts and other immigration tribunals. The Article proposes that further legislative and policy changes should be made in order to seal identified "gaps," and to provide clear guidance to interested parties, judges and tribunal members who hear such matters. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [12PacRimLPolyJ673] The Pain of Love: Spousal Immigration and Domestic Violence in Australia - A Regime in Chaos? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2003 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US


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