Nina Held, ‘”As queer refugees, we are out of category, we do not belong to one, or the other”: LGBTIQ+ refugees’ experiences in “ambivalent” queer spaces’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2022 Abstract While over the last twenty years, geographers of sexuality have explored the racialization of queer spaces, the experiences of LGBTIQ+ refugees in those … Read more

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI), ‘An inspection of asylum casework (August 2020 – May 2021)’, 18 November 2021 Abstract This inspection examined the efficiency and effectiveness of the Home Office’s asylum casework system, which is managed by the Asylum & Protection Directorate. Publishing the report, David Neal said: I welcome the publication … Read more

Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Held, N., ‘Queering asylum in Europe: Legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity‘, Springer, 2021 Description This two-volume open-access book offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded portrayal of the experiences of people claiming international protection in Europe on the basis … Read more

EASO, ‘EASO Asylum Report 2021: Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union’, European Asylum Support Office, 2021 Abstract As the go-to source of information on international protection in Europe, the EASO Asylum Report series provides a comprehensive overview of key developments in asylum in European Union Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway … 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

Kristen Walker, ‘The Importance of Being Out: Sexuality and refugee status’, 1996 (18) Sydney Law Review, 568-597

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

Eren Aygün, ‘Prospects and Challenges of NGOs. Working with LGBTIQ Asylum-Seekers in Germany: Homonationalism as a Practice-Informing Concept for International Social Work with LGBTIQ Asylum-Seekers and Refugees’, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (Faculty of Applied Social Sciences), Master’s degree in International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants, 2019 Abstract The aim of this master’s thesis … Read more

David Bolt – Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI), ‘An inspection of the Home Office’s use of language services in the asylum process: May – November 2019’, 11 November 2020 Abstract This inspection examined the efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of the Home Office’s use of language services in the asylum process, with a … Read more

Suhraiya Jivraj and Anisa de Jong, ‘The Dutch Homo-Emancipation Policy and its Silencing Effects on Queer Muslims’, Fem Leg Stud (2011) 19:143–158 Abstract The recent Dutch homo-emancipation policy has identified religious communities, particularly within migrant populations, as a core target group in which to make homosexuality more ‘speakable’. In this article we examine the paradoxical … Read more