June 2018 – Applying HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) to asylum claims based on sexual orientation – Download
This paper summarises the important guidance and framework set out by this case. It considers each of the four questions that lie at the core of the judgment and provides recommendations for decision-makers.
April 2018 – UKLGIG submission to HASC inquiry on detention – Download
6th JUNE 2017 – UKLGIG submission in response to the invitation of the Independent Chief Inspector with respect to the inspection of asylum casework – Download
26th OCTOBER 2016 – ‘NO SAFE REFUGE’– Download
Stonewall and UKLGIG research shows UK detention centres offer LGBT people No Safe Refuge.
18th SEPTEMBER 2015 – UKLGIG submission to All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on global LGBT rights: Inquiry into the UK’s stance on international breaches of LGBT rights – Download [Reference Press Release 14th April, 2016]
21st AUGUST 2015 – Submission to Trans Equality Inquiry – Download
7th JULY 2015 – Rainbow Refugees Seminar Briefing – Download
29th MAY 2015 – Written Submission to the Independent Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons – Download
14TH OCTOBER 2013 – ‘MISSING THE MARK’ – Download
Decision making on Lesbian, Gay (Bisexual, Trans and Intersex) Asylum Claims.
3 1/2 years after “Failing the Grade”, UKLGIG published a further in-depth report into decision making on Lesbian, Gay (Bisexual, Trans and Intersex) asylum claims.
Thanks, in particular to Lord Avebury, Keina Yoshida, Erin Power, Catherine Robinson, AbsolutQueer Photography… and the asylum seekers whose cases were used in this review.
8TH APRIL 2010 – ‘FAILING THE GRADE’ – Download
Home Office Initial Decisions on Lesbian and Gay Asylum Claims.
In 2009, 73% of all asylum claims were rejected at the initial stage, but from 2005 to 2009 a staggering 98-99% of claims made by lesbians and gay men brought to the attention of UKLGIG were rejected at this stage. UKLGIG carried out this study into why the Home Office refuses so many of these claims and makes recommendations on how to improve the quality of initial decisions in sexual identity asylum claims.
Thanks, in particular to Laura Milliken Gray, Erin Power, Dr Sebastian Rocca, Angela Mason CBE, Ros Goldfarb, S.Chelvan …and the asylum seekers whose cases were used in this review
Prisoners of Words Unsaid is a moving collection of poems from asylum seekers and refugees, published by UKLGIG. Click on the picture to read as a booklet.
Huge thanks to Arts Council England, Erin Power, Jill Power, Sarah Chew, Calo Giametta, Dani Baker and Justice for Gay Africans for all their support, Michael Bell, Alasdair Stuart and Gareth Davies at MBARC for initiating the project and all the participants of The Hearts Unspoken Project through whom this booklet came about.
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