Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum
About the SOGICA Project
SOGICA is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that explores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI).
SOGI-related human rights violations are the basis of an apparently increasing number of asylum claims in Europe. Previous research and empirical evidence, while not comprehensive, suggests that these claims are often treated in an insensitive, inappropriate or inconsistent manner across Europe and also within individual states.
These claims are also of a striking complexity, and have significance for the purposes of assessing the efficiency and fairness of asylum adjudication systems in general.
Focusing on Germany, Italy and the UK as case studies, and analysing how SOGI related claims are addressed at European level – covering the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) – the project seeks to determine how European asylum systems can treat asylum claims based on the claimant’s SOGI more fairly.
Until the end of March 2019, you can have your say on your experiences with these asylum claims by completing the SOGICA surveys.
If you are a person claiming international protection because of sexual orientation or gender identity, or a LGBTQI+ person claiming asylum, please click on the following link:
If you are a person who works with LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum, please click on the following link:
Thank you for your help! And visit our website again in the near future to check out the results.