HJ (IRAN) AND HT (CAMEROON) in Home Office Country Policy Information Notes on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

15/12/2019

The CPIN Sri Lanka: Sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, October2018 (Version 3.0), contains a section entitled ‘Assessment of Risk: General Points’. A similar section is now included in other SOGIE CPINs. We welcome the decision to include a reminder of the general guidance, based upon the Supreme Court’s judgment in HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 321, in the country policy information notes on SOGIE. However, we have comments to make about a section.


LGBT African asylum seeker research project report

23/09/2019

This report results from a story that began in 2012, at a small church in Camden Town, North London, which will be told immediately below. The document presents the findings of 33 interviews that took place, in 2018
and early 2019, at that church. These conversations were with LGBT African asylum seekers, and concerned the issues they face in their applications for asylum in the UK.


Lessons not learned

20/09/2019

The United Kingdom asylum determination system is both inhumaneand ineficient. People who have sufered horrifc events, ofen face further sufering once they come to the UK. Poor Home Ofice decision-making on asylum claims is endemic, with almost two in five asylum refusals corrected on appeal.


Submission to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection of ‘Adults at Risk’ in immigration detention

03/02/2019

The Home Office should follow developments in international law and recognise that detention of LGBTQI+ people places them in a situation of vulnerability. The Home Office should recognise lesbian, gay and bisexual people as vulnerable in immigration detention, alongside existing recognition of the vulnerability of trans and intersex people in detention