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This Article consists of three parts: The author's observations about the historical neglect of the special problems facing women refugees in obtaining political asylum; an extract for the Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States in February, 1995, a report made in response to calls for action by this author and others; and the Memorandum on Consideration For Asylum Officers Adjudicating Asylum Claims From Women, issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in May, 1995, again in response to the efforts of this author and other involved with the Women Refugees Project, a joint project of Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinic and Cambridge and Somerville Legal Serivices.

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