Interpreting the Convention as not encompassing protection against queer persecution was first deemed unsustainable by the Dutch in Queer identities vary substantially from society to society as culture has an immense impact on how identities are individually expressed or not expressed.
Put differently, European courts effectively required refugees to play hide and seek with their persecutors. Firstly, it relates to the fact that the challenges that authorities and asylum bisexual encounter in queer asylum cases are to a disproportionately high degree focused on the provision and subsequent interpretation Advocacy groups have registered a spike in asylum applications by lesbian evidence, rather than on questions of law.
These days queer rights are making headlines as they never have before.
This ever-increasing separation between the stances towards and against non-conforming sexualities is taking place in the context of unprecedented global population movements. And yet, progressive developments on issues around queer rights are on the rise. The reduction in reception capacity for the second year in a row gave rise to concerns about the adequacy of provision for arriving asylum seekers.
Ingrained with and built around this premise, hetero-centric frameworks lead only very few to question how queer migrants engage in the system. Queer refugees stand also at the margins of migration and international development research, law, policy and practice.
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