Raphael Ruppacher, ‘Not That Kind of Gay: Credibility Assessment and the Concept of Sexual Orientation in European Asylum Law’, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2015 Abstract Recently, more and more countries have recognised sexual orientation as a ground for asylum. This has led to a shift from rejecting such claims because of a lack of … Read more

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

ILGA-Europe, ECRE and ICJ, ‘B and C v. the Switzerland, Application no. 889/19 – Written submission on behalf of ILGA-Europe (the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Interveners pursuant to the Deputy Section Registrar’s … Read more

European Asylum Support Office (EASO), ‘EASO Asylum Report 2020: Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union’, EASO , 2020 See SOGICA’s input here.

Decision of the Fourth Section of the ECtHR in Rana v. Hungary, Application no. 40888/17, 16 July 2020

Council of Europe, ‘Gender-based asylum claims and non-refoulement: Articles 60 and 61 of the Istanbul Convention. A collection of papers on the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’, February 2020 On 10 February 2020, the Council of Europe published a new study on Gender-based asylum claims and non-refoulement: Articles … Read more

Andrew DJ Shield, Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 Abstract This book focuses on the latter half of the twentieth century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual … Read more

ILGA-Europe, ‘Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Europe and Central Asia’, 2020 Abstract Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People covering the period of January to December 2019. We examined the advances made and provided concrete examples … Read more

6Rang, ‘Letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI’, 11 February 2020 Abstract In this open letter to Dutch Government ministers, the NGO 6Rang raise concerns about the protection level offered to the Iranian LGBT asylum seekers in the Netherlands and the current situation of LGBT rights and protections in Iran.

Georges Ravarani, ‘Assessment of the credibility of asylum-seekers: The burden of proof and the limits of the ECHR’s examination’, European Court of Human Rights, 2017 Abstract The assessment of credibility and the burden of proof are core issues in asylum cases. They raise very concrete questions that national courts have to deal with, being assisted … Read more