Together with Asylum Aid, we have compiled a list of resources to help anybody involved in representing a person seeking asylum on the basis of their sexual or gender identity or expression. These include:
- Home Office statistics and guidance
- UNHCR guides and information
- ICIBI reports
- Country information
- Case law
- Support services and more.
Publications & Links
Claim asylum in the UK – Home Office asylum page.
Asylum Policy Instructions – Home Office policy instructions detail, including on page 8, reference to “membership of a particular social group” (the outcome of Shah v. Islam  in the House of Lords).
Country Information on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – resources UKLGIG has jointly compiled with SOGICA and Asylum Research Consultancy (scroll down to the third heading).
Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.
Information for Detainees – published by BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) – January 2018
Know your Rights – A Guide for Migrants from the Migrants’ Rights Network.
Advicenow – A selection of legal information resources, for asylum seekers and refugees, from a wide range of providers.
Asylum Seekers and Refugees – NHS overview – entitlement to NHS treatment