Information Sheet: Lesbian and Gay Refugee Issues: A Review of Federal Court Jurisprudence

Information Sheet: Lesbian and Gay Refugee Issues: A Review of Federal Court Jurisprudence

Contains an outline of Canadian Federal Court appeal decisions over 10 years that overturned rejections of lesbian and gay asylum claims. Challenges unique to these asylum seekers are analyzed.

Source: Envisioning Project Website: www.envisioninglgbt.com Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: January 2015 Publication City: Toronto Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: .Target Audiences: , , . Tags: , , , . Last Modified: 2017-10-10

According to the document : “This Information Sheet outlines Federal Court jurisprudence over the past ten years addressing refugee decisions for individuals claiming protection against persecution based on the claimant’s sexual orientation. Its aim is to provide guidance to adjudicators of lesbian and gay claims to ensure that their decisions avoid or survive judicial review. It also aims to serve as a reference for asylum seekers and counsel in preparing gay and lesbian claims.”