Moira Dustin and Nuno Ferreira, ‘Improving SOGI Asylum Adjudication: Putting Persecution Ahead of Identity’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, Volume 40, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 315–347 Abstract This article addresses the concern that decision-making in sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) asylum claims in Europe is often unfair, and that one way to remedy this is … Read more

Sophia Zisakou, ‘Credibility Assessment in Asylum Claims Based on Sexual Orientation by the Greek Asylum Service: A Deep-Rooted Culture of Disbelief’, Front. Hum. Dyn., 22 July 2021 Abstract The aim of this article is to describe and analyze the main practices that the Greek Asylum Service applies to assess credibility in asylum claims based on … Read more

Olympiada Kosmopoulou, ‘(In)credible lesbian and gay asylum seekers: credibility assessment practices in sexual orientation-based asylum claims in Europe’, Åbo Akademi University, 2021 Abstract This thesis examines credibility assessment practices of sexual orientation asylum claims in Europe and their compatibility with human rights standards. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rejected the credibility … Read more

Calogero Giametta and Shira Havkin, ‘Mapping Homo/Transphobia: The Valorization of the LGBT Protection Category in the Refugee-Granting System’, 2020 ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 20(1), 99-119 Abstract A burgeoning interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights has been noted to raise among the ‘temples of global capitalism’ (Rao 2015) such as … Read more

Nuno Ferreira, ‘An exercise in detachment: the Strasbourg Court and sexual minority refugees’, in Richard Mole (ed.), Queer migration and asylum in Europe, UCL Press, 2021, pp. 78-108. Abstract This contribution explores how the Council of Europe (CoE) – and the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg Court), in particular – have addressed the increasing … Read more

Amandine Le Bellec, ‘Toward a Gender-Sensitive Securitization of the Common European Asylum System’, Frontiers Human Dynamics, 15 April 2021 Abstract EU Member States may legally designate a country as a Safe Country of Origin when human rights and democratic standards are generally respected. For nationals of these countries, asylum claims are treated in an accelerated … Read more

European Commission, ‘LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025’, November 2020

European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers), ‘Final report 2015-2019 on the list of actions to advance LGBTI equality’, June 2020 Abstract In December 2015, the Commission presented the ‘List of actions to advance LGBTI equality’ to the Council and the European Parliament. This was its response to a European Parliament resolution and a joint … Read more

Aino Gröndahl, ‘Avslagsmotiveringar i Hbtqi-Asylärenden’ [Reasons for refusal in LGBTQI asylum cases], RFSL 2020 Abstract En rättsutredning av Migrationsverkets, migrationsdomstolarnas och Migrationsöverdomstolens prövning av sexuell läggning, könsidentitet och könsuttryck. Summary of conclusions in English in p. 9.  

Volakaki Teresa Charalambous, ΛΟΑΤΚΙΑ πρόσφυγες στην Ευρώπη: Δεδομένα και Προκλήσεις [LGBTQIA refugees in Europe: Facts and Challenges], Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2020 Περίληψη Σε ορισμένο αριθμό κρατών διεθνώς άτομα διώκονται με βάση το σεξουαλικό τους προσανατολισμό ή την ταυτότητα φύλου τους (SOGI). Και ενώ το οικουμενικό πλαίσιο προστασίας των προσφύγων σύμφωνα με τη Σύμβαση της Γενεύης, αλλά … Read more