September 2019 – ‘LESSONS NOT LEARNED’ charts a 15-year history of criticism of the Home Office’s treatment of asylum claims and its failures to learn.
It examines 50 reports from 17 organisations, including parliamentary committees, the United Nations, NGOs, academics and independent inspectorates. The report is authored by Freedom from Torture and co-branded by UKLGIG, the Helen Bamber Foundation, The Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS), Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), Refugee Action, Refugee Council, and Survivors Speak OUT.
September 2019 – LGBT African Asylum Seeker Research Project Report
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Community Church of North London and supported by UKLGIG and the Enfield LGBT Network, this report looks at the issues facing LGBTQI+ African asylum seekers, including issues related to faith, racism, financial and housing difficulties, emotional and psychological difficulties, and many aspects of the asylum application process itself.
July 2018 – ‘STILL FALLING SHORT’
The standard of Home Office decision-making in asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A new research report examining Home Office decision-making. The report finds that Home Office decision-makers are not applying the correct legal standard of proof of ‘reasonable likelihood’ in all asylum claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
October 2016 – ‘NO SAFE REFUGE’
Stonewall and UKLGIG research shows UK detention centres offer LGBT people No Safe Refuge.
September 2015 – UKLGIG submission to All Party Parliamentary Group on global LGBT rights
Inquiry into the UK’s stance on international breaches of LGBT rights
August 2015 – Submission to Trans Equality Inquiry
October 2013 – ‘MISSING THE MARK’
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.
April 2010 – ‘FAILING THE GRADE’
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.
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.
UKLGIG ANNUAL REPORTS
Annual Report 2020 (Financial Statements to 31.12.19) – Download
Annual Report 2019 (Financial Statements to 31.12.18) – Download
Annual Report 2018 (Financial Statements to 31.12.17) – Download
Annual Report 2017 (Financial Statements to 31.12.16) – Download
Annual Report 2016 (Financial Statements to 31.12.15) – Download
Annual Report 2015 – Download
Annual Report 2014 – Download