Queering asylum in Europe: legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

Danisi, C, Dustin, M, Ferreira, N and Held, N (2020) Queering asylum in Europe: legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. IMISCOE Research Series . Springer, Cham. ISBN 9783030694401 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This two-volume open-access book offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded portrayal of the experiences of people claiming international protection in Europe on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). It shows how European asylum systems might and should treat asylum claims based on people’s SOGI in a fairer, more humane way. Through a combined comparative, interdisciplinary (socio-legal), human rights, feminist, queer and intersectional approach, this book examines not only the legal experiences of people claiming asylum on grounds of their SOGI, but also their social experiences outside the asylum decision-making framework. The authors analyse how SOGI-related claims are adjudicated in different European frameworks (European Union, Council of Europe, Germany, Italy and UK) and offer detailed recommendations to adequately address the intersectional experiences of individuals seeking asylum. This unique approach ensures that the book is of interest not only to researchers in migration and refugee studies, law and wider academic communities, but also to policy makers and practitioners in the field of SOGI asylum.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: sexual orientation, gender identity, asylum, refugees, human rights, feminism, queer, LGBTIQ+, Europe
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0018.55 Gender identity
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0075 Homosexuality. Lesbianism. Including queer theory
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism > HX0550 Communism/socialism in relation to special topics, A-Z > HX0550.Q4 Queer theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC501 Purpose, functions, and relations of the state > JC0571 State and the individual. Human rights. Civil rights
K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K3154 Constitutional law > K3224 Individual and state > K3240 Human rights. Civil and political rights
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0161 By period > PR0401 Modern > PR0471 20th century > PR0478.A-Z Special topics, A-Z > PR0478.Q4 Queer theory
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0161 By period > PR0401 Modern > PR0481 21st century > PR0488.A-Z Special topics, A-Z > PR0488.Q4 Queer theory
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Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 08:36
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 11:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/92532

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European human rights challengeG1968EUROPEAN UNION677693