Asylum and Humanitarian Protection for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) People

Published: October 7, 2011


The information provided in this guide is designed to provide an overview of asylum law and humanitarianprotection for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of the law nora substitute for seeking legal advice on your own circumstances. Neither Stonewall nor City University LawSchool accepts any liability for the information given. If you would like further advice, you might find it helpfulto refer to page nine for suggested sources of information and support, or search for a service at

1. Introduction   01
– Stonewall’s Work   01

2. Asylum   02
– A. Legal Basis of Asylum: the UN Refugee Convention   02
– B. Humanitarian Protection   04

3. Asylum: Procedure   05
– A. Applying for Asylum   05
– B. Appealing Against a Home Office decision on Asylum   06

4. Asylum: Practical Considerations   07
– A. In General   07
– B. Documentary Evidence   08
– C. Witnesses   08

5. Immigration   09

6. Where to go for further help and advice   10

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