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

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

Fleeing Homophobia

By COC Netherlands and VU University Amsterdam, 2011.

ILGA-Europe policy paper: the recast of the EU legislation on asylum - January 2011

Read about ILGA-Europe's key demands and what ILGA-Europe and its members can do.


Fundamental right of LGBTI asylum seekers to live without hiding: promising news from London!

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.

Presentations from workshop on Asylum at the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2009

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.

EU-Regulations and Asylum Issues

Workshop held at the ILGA Europe Annual Conference , Vienna, 30 October - 2 November 2008, by Sabine Jansen, COC Netherlands


European Parliament adopts urgency resolution regarding gay Iranian asylum seeker

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.


Euro-Parliament takes up the case of Iranian lesbian threatened with expulsion

European Parliament reacts on case of Iranian lesbian being denied asylum in the UK

The recast of the EU asylum Procedure and Reception Directives, July 2011

Find and download this policy paper which builds on a previous policy paper published by ILGA-Europe in January 2011. Read moreover about the key demands from ILGA-Europe and what you as a member organisation can do.

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