Mudarikwa, Gleckman-Krut, Payne, Camminga and Marnell, ‘LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa’, 2021
Mandivavarira Mudarikwa, Miriam Gleckman-Krut, Amy-Leigh Payne, B Camminga and John Marnell, ‘LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity’, Legal Resources Centre (LRC) / People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) / Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) / African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network (ALMN) / African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), April 2021
The report analyses 67 refugee status denials written on behalf of 65 applicants who applied for asylum on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI). Our goal in reviewing the sample was to identify trends and potential shortcomings in the adjudication of SOGI- based refugee applications. The report is intended to serve as a resource for researchers, lawyers, service providers and civil society organisations, as well as for LGBTI+ persons seeking protection in South Africa.