Submission to the independent chief inspector on inspection of asylum casework.

Submission to the Independent Chief Inspector on inspection of asylum casework


UKLGIG has been concerned as to the use and recording of the correct gender in the case of transgender persons in the asylum process. As a rule, the gender at birth is used by the Home Office. Transgender asylum seekers come from countries where being transgender is a cause for persecution and where access to gender-affirming surgery treatment or gender recognition is limited or non-existent. We are concerned that mis-gendering in the asylum process perpetuates the discrimination which gave cause to the persons to seek asylum.