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SOGICA contribution to parliamentary report on ‘Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy’, 2019

On 11 October 2019, the EU Home Affairs Committee published its report on ‘Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy’ which highlights the potentially significant implications of Brexit for asylum policy, and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.

The report states:

‘The SOGICA Project—a four-year research project on the social and legal experiences of people seeking asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI)—told us that there had not been adequate provision for the needs of SOGI asylum claimants under the UK or European asylum systems’ (para 206).

In July 2019, SOGICA submitted written evidence to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee inquiry on the implications of Brexit for future UK-EU cooperation in the field of asylum and international protection.