Submission to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection of asylum casework

10/09/2020

The Asylum Policy Instruction: Sexual Orientation in Asylum Claims is a good base from which to work towards better decision-making. The primary change needed to improve casework in LGB asylum claims is better application of this API. Nevertheless, there are areas in which the API should be improved.


Submission of evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee COVID-19 inquiry

11/03/2020

UKLGIG presented evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s Covid-19 inquiry in a joint submission with Asylum Matters, Detention Action, Doctors of the World UK, Freedom From Torture, The No Accommodation Network, Refugee Action, Refugee Council, and the Scottish Refugee Council.


Submission to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection of the Home Office’s Presenting Officer function

11/03/2020

Presenting Officers should receive ongoing training, including on claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity. We are concerned that Presenting Officers frequently do not act in line with Home Office policies and guidance and/or believe that they are not bound by them.