Home Office asylum policy guidance: sexuality

Legal Updates

In February 2015, the Home Office issued new asylum policy guidance on sexual identity issues in asylum interviews.

This policy guidance can be seen as a positive step in Home Office attempts to address this unacceptable situation. Policy guidance, however, is not necessarily the same as what happens in practice.

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Country info – LGBTI people in Jamaica

Legal Updates

To be granted refugee status in the UK you need to prove that you have a well-founded fear that, if you were returned to your country of origin, you would be persecuted for one of the reasons covered by the Refugee Convention, and that the government/authorities in your country could not protect you from this persecution.

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