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cover of the journal International & Comparative Law Quarterly

In a new article in International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Catherine Briddick 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’. She finds that the EU Citizens’ Directive not only fails to safeguard the rights of TCNs, it may actually enable domestic violence. Briddick 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.

Read the article online: ‘Combatting or enabling domestic violence? Evaluating the residence rights of migrant victims of domestic violence in Europe’