The organisation UKLGIG have made really useful video resources about claiming asylum if you are LGBTQI+.
Our dear friend Aderonke Apata has FINALLY been granted refugee status, after years of fighting for justice. All along the way, she has fought for… Read more »
By Tatiana Garavito @TatGaravito Tatiana Garavito is a migrant’ rights activist and the former director of IRMO and Latin American Women Rights Services, two human rights… Read more »
As LGBT History Month draws to a close, it seems timely to review the progress – and lack of it – in the treatment of… Read more »
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.
This article was written for Unlocking Detention by Nina Held and Karen Smith, volunteers at Lesbian Immigration Support Group in Manchester. This article was originally… Read more »
“Without the support of LISG, I know those women would have been removed”. Keelin McCarthy, barrister at Lamb Building, was just one of the people… Read more »
This blog post is based on a talk by Right to Remain at From Silence to Solidarity, Violence to Visibility, Lesbian Immigration Support Group‘s conference in… Read more »
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.
We had an amazing day today supporting Aderonke Apata as she had her crucial judicial review hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. We arrived… Read more »