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Case Name: Carleen Christi Francis v The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Site Name: Canada
Primary Language: English
Date Decided: Oct 24, 2012
Court: Federal Court
Jurisdiction: Canada
Country of Origin: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Concepts: Failure of state to protect; Homosexuality; Lesbian; Persecution; Sexual orientation
Hathaway Numbers: 4.1, 5.5.2
Case Summary: A woman from Saint Vincent experience sexual violence and abandonment by her family on the basis of her sexual orientation as a lesbian . 
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Additional Legal Information: N/A 
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