Hermaszewska, S., Sweeney, A., Camminga, B., Botelle, R., Elliott, K., & Sin, J., ‘Lived experiences of transgender forced migrants and their mental health outcomes: Systematic review and meta-ethnography’, 2022 BJPsych Open, 8(3), E91. Abstract Background Owing to multiple, complex and intersecting health inequities, systemic oppression and violence and discrimination in their home countries, some transgender … Read more

Anastasia Christou and Eleanore Kofman, ‘Gendering Asylum’, in Gender and Migration, IMISCOE Research Series, Springer, Cham, 2022 Abstract By the end of 2019, 79.5 million people of concern (refugees and internally displaced) around the world had been forced from their home countries. It represents over three times the number of people of concern compared to … Read more

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

Sarah Khalbuss, ‘Precarious Living, Absent Livelihoods: LGBTQI Refugees in ‘First Asylum Cities’, 2020 OxMo Vol. 9, No. 1, 16-30 Abstract This paper explores the challenges that LGBT refugees face in ‘first asylum cities’–a term I use to denote the cities in countries where LGBT refugees tend to migrate first with the objective of registering for … Read more

Mariza Avgeri, ‘Assessing Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Asylum Claims: Towards a Transgender Studies Framework for Particular Social Group and Persecution’, Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 24 May 2021 Abstract In this article, I focus on gender identity and gender expression as grounds for international protection. After clarifying issues of terminology and theoretical framework, namely Transgender Studies, … 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

Irene Manganini, ‘The Refugee Status Determination of Transgender Asylum-Seekers: A Queer Critique’, Global Migration Research Paper N° 24, Global Migration Centre Geneva, 2020 Abstract This publication results from the master’s dissertation written by Irene Manganini under the supervision of Prof. Vincent Chetail (Master in international law, Graduate Institute). In 2019, it received the prestigious Award … 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

Asylum Research Centre, ‘Comparative Analysis of U.S Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (2016-2019)’, 2020. Asylum Research Centre’s (ARC) research report, a Comparative Analysis of U.S Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, identifies serious omissions of human rights issues and inadequately substantiated reports of improvements in the U.S. State … Read more

Petra Sußner, ‘Mit Recht gegen die Verhältnisse: Asylrechtlicher Schutz vor Heteronormativität’, Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte / Journal for Human Rights, 2020 Abstract [DE] Als Verfolgungsgru¨nde sind sexuelle Orientierung und geschlechtliche Identita¨t im Asyl- recht angekommen. In der Praxis zeigt sich jedoch, dass der Schutz fu¨r LGBTIQ2-Asyl- suchende De zite aufweist. Der Artikel geht diesen Umsetzungsde ziten … Read more