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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ‘Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of 2018Du34558 regarding claims for refugee status based on sexual orientation and gender identity’, 26 February 2018 Abstract These observations are submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”) … Read more