Resources on asylum law and its implementation
In this section, we are gathering resources on the topic.
Guidelines on the transposition of the Asylum Qualification Directive: protecting LGBTI asylum seekers, 2012
In 2011, the European Union adopted the recast Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) setting out rules governing minimum standards on conditions under which international protection is granted as part of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The purpose of these guidelines, which update the previous version published by ILGA-Europe in 2005 after the adoption of the first Qualification Directive, is to identify the relevant parts of the Directive for applicants for international protection persecuted because of their being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex. This publication will help national policy makers and NGOs to work towards a full implementation of EU law in this area.
Gender-related asylum claims in Europe: A comparative analysis of law, policies and practice focusing on women in nine EU Member States by Hana Cheikh Ali, Christel Querton and Elodie Soulard, May 2012
By COC Netherlands and VU University Amsterdam, 2011.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2011
Read about ILGA-Europe's key demands and what ILGA-Europe and its members can do.
The University of Greenwich and a group of LGBT organisation working on asylum-related issues have organised, on 5, 6 and 7 July 2010, one of the first international conferences dedicated to the rights of LGBTI asylum seekers.
Description of the workshop:
The EU legislation on asylum defines minimum standards that explicitly include the possibility of granting protection in case of persecution on the ground of sexual orientation. The studies carried out by LGBT organisations show that the implementation by Member States is far from satisfying. In the coming years a “Common European Asylum System” will be establish. It is time to look at the best possible interpretation of the existing directive, looking for harmonisation in the light of best practices.
Workshop held at the ILGA Europe Annual Conference , Vienna, 30 October - 2 November 2008, by Sabine Jansen, COC Netherlands
Today the European Parliament with 46 votes in favour, 2 votes against and 12 abstentions adopted urgency resolution regarding a case of of Mehdi Kazemi, gay Iranian asylum seeker.
European Parliament reacts on case of Iranian lesbian being denied asylum in the UK