DISCUSSION: This question requires a bit of work. I had to double check to make sure the right answer was supported by the passage. You should too. If you go based on gut feeling, you might get it. But you might also fall into one of LSAC’s traps.
In particular, note that the Handbook and the Convention are different.
- Lines 53-55 suggest the UNHCR manual will have a broad impact on national laws. But will that improve the status of women? Sometimes a law can have good intentions but little practical effect.
- Nope. “Explicit” means they say it directly. But the Convention doesn’t mention women directly (see lines 9-10). Instead, women can use the category of “social group”.
- Lines 28-33 say that the Convention is intentionally vague. It’s doubtful the document specifically mentions women anywhere.
- CORRECT. Lines 28-33 show that the drafters intentionally made “social group” a vague category. It was intended to let anyone in who might not otherwise qualify. And lines 39-41 show that the Handbook uses a broad interpretation.
- The Handbook says this (lines 37-39). But we’re not told how the Convention describes social groups.
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