Stuart, ‘Over and out Redressed’, 2012
Stuart, A. (2012) Over and out Redressed 2012: An Update on Progress against the Original Recommendations of the Over Not Out Report (2009). London: MBARC.
Our initial ‘Over Not Out’ research aimed to shine a brighter light on the plight of those 1800 people and it led to more lights shining, firstly from outside government and then from government itself. The overwhelming finding of the initial report was that LGBTI asylum seekers were often let down by the asylum system because of a lack of understanding. They were themselves isolated from family, their ethnic community and the LGBTI community as they faced a ‘double jeopardy’ from racism and homophobia.
This new report tells the story of the last three years since that initial report. Whilst it is a very positive story in many respects, there are still significant challenges.