21 June 2017

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity


Canada Levels the Playing Field for LGBTI Refugee (Human Rights Watch, May 2017) [text]

Chairperson's Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, effective date 1 May 2017) [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

Current Migration Situation in the EU: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Asylum Seekers (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, March 2017) [text]

Designating ‘Vulnerability’: The Asylum Claims of Women and Sexual Minorities (RLI Blog, June 2017) [text]

History Shows Homophobic Countries Will Suffer after Gay Refugees Flee (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Lesbian Asylum Claim and Queer Theory (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Safe Spaces: The Law and Everyday Experiences of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers," NPPSH Reflections, vol. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"Shrinking Safe Spaces for Individuals Fleeing Gender-based Persecution," The Refuge, vol. 1, no. 2 (April 2017) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 8.

Spain: LGBT Asylum Seekers Abused in North African Enclave (Human Rights Watch, April 2017) [text]

Supporting Transwomen Refugees: Tailoring Activities to Provide Psychosocial Support and Build Peer Networks among Refugee and Host Community Transwomen (Women's Refugee Commission, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- A case study for "Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees."

What Does a Genuine Lesbian/Gay Relationship Look Like in the Eyes of Asylum Decision Makers? (Discover Society, May 2017) [text]

Research project: 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European Human Rights Challenge (Univ. of Sussex) [access]
- "[E]xplores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI)." Includes a searchable database.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (13 March 2017)

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