No going back: Lesbian and gay people and the asylum system (UK)

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 1:24am.

Stonewall UK have published the report 'No going back: Lesbian and gay people and the asylum system' (2010), which is based on interviews with asylum-seekers and UK Border Agency decision-makers. It found almost systemic homophobia in the UK asylum system resulting in legitimate lesbian, gay and bisexual asylum seekers regularly being refused sanctuary.

Contents of the report:

1 Tomorrow you might die – the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual people
2 Just looking for help – the Asylum Screening Unit
3 This is a prison – being detained
4 Can you prove you are homosexual? – the full asylum interview
5 Inclined to refuse – making the decision
6 They haven’t got a chance – meeting the targets
7 Some judges are old fashioned – appealing the decision
8 I can’t recover – being sent back
9 Recommendations

Format: Report
Year of publication: 2010
Author: Nathanael Miles