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Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity
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Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity
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Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity
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a practitioners' guide
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eng
Summary
"Today, the ICJ publishes Refugee Status Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity--A Practitioners' Guide. The organization has decided to publish this guide for two main reasons. First, persecution of individuals motivated in whole or in part by ignorance of, prejudice and hatred against their real or imputed sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) is rife in all regions of the world, with serious and widespread human rights abuses being perpetrated too often with complete impunity. Therefore, claims to refugee status under the Refugee Convention for reasons of real or imputed SOGI are unfortunately likely to increase in all regions, given that around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals continue to be targeted for egregious human rights abuses, paradoxically, in part, because they have become more visible by asserting their existence, rights and agency outside the relative safety of 'the closet'. Secondly, while persecution for reasons of real or imputed SOGI is not a new phenomenon, in many asylum countries there is a greater awareness that people fleeing persecution for those reasons are entitled to be recognized as refugees under the Refugee Convention. Nonetheless, this is an area of the law of refugee status where the application of the refugee definition remains inconsistent, as it is complex and fraught with both substantive and procedural challenges. The ICJ's latest practitioners' guide describes both in general and specific terms each element of the refugee definition under the Refugee Convention that is critical to understanding and doing justice to claims based on SOGI. After discussing how to establish refugee claimants' credibility with respect to SOGI, the structure of the practitioners' guide follows the relevant elements of the refugee definition in Article 1A(2) of the Refugee Convention, namely: well-founded fear; persecution; for reasons of; membership of a particular social group; and failure of State protection. The guide also addresses the concepts of internal flight/relocation alternative and sur place refugee claims, which, while not expressly mentioned in the Refugee Convention, are increasingly critical to refugee claims for reasons of SOGI. The practitioners' guide is intended to provide both legal and practical interpretative guidance on those types of refugee claims to: legal practitioners representing individuals; others who assist refugee claimants, whether in a professional or voluntary capacity, including members of non-governmental organizations; decision-makers within refugee status determination authorities and members of the judiciary presiding over claims to refugee status; officials within government departments issuing asylum policy guidance and instructions; UNHCR officials both within the Division of International Protection and those who carry out refugee status determination under the agency's Statute; and refugee claimants themselves. The ICJ's aspiration and ultimate aim in producing this practitioners' guide is to provide enduring legal and practical advice on the interpretation of the refugee definition under the Refugee Convention in respect of claims to refugee status based on SOGI notwithstanding the fact that this is an area where the law of refugee status is particularly fast-moving and is constantly evolving. Finally, the ICJ hopes that this practitioners' guide will assist in ensuring that people entitled to international protection for reasons of real or imputed SOGI be recognized as refugees under the Convention."--
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Hooper, Louise
Index
no index present
LC call number
KZ6530
LC item number
.H66 2016 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Zilli, Livio
  • Edwards, Alice
  • International Commission of Jurists (1952- )
Series statement
Practitioners' guide
Series volume
no. 11
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  • Sexual minority political refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Asylum, Right of
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Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity
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"This practitioners' guide was researched and written by Louise Hooper, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London, and Livio Zilli, Senior Legal Adviser & UN Representative at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva"--Acknowledgments
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Failure of State protection
  • Internal flight or relocation alternative
  • Sur place refugee claims
  • Table of cases -- Annex.
  • Country of origin information sources and other online resources
  • Foreword
  • Dr Alice Edwards
  • Introduction
  • Establishing sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Well-founded fear
  • Persecution
  • For reasons of
  • Membership of a particular social group
Control code
950048724
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unknown
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1 online resource (v, 302 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
Isbn
9789290372219
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950048724
Label
Refugee status claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This practitioners' guide was researched and written by Louise Hooper, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London, and Livio Zilli, Senior Legal Adviser & UN Representative at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Failure of State protection
  • Internal flight or relocation alternative
  • Sur place refugee claims
  • Table of cases -- Annex.
  • Country of origin information sources and other online resources
  • Foreword
  • Dr Alice Edwards
  • Introduction
  • Establishing sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Well-founded fear
  • Persecution
  • For reasons of
  • Membership of a particular social group
Control code
950048724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 302 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789290372219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950048724

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