García Rodríguez, Review of ‘Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum’, 2017
Diego García Rodríguez, Review of Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum, by Thomas Spijkerboer (ed), Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 30, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 626–628
Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual orientation, gender identity and asylum, edited by Thomas Spijkerboer, brings together scholars from distinct fields (such as law, migration and conflict management) to explore the major legal issues arising in relation to LGBTI people seeking asylum in Europe, while also considering the context of refugee law in non-European settings such as Canada, Australia and the United States. Organised into ten chapters, including the introduction, it attempts to provide the reader with an examination of both the general EU legislation and the specific cases of Member States. The collection brings together chapters emerging from the Fleeing Homophobia conference, which took place in Amsterdam in 2011.