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Useful Links

These are some of the organisations working on SOGI and/or asylum issues in the countries and jurisdictions we are focussing on.

Please click on one of the items below to view our useful links:

Public authorities

Civil Society

Country Information on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This is a list of online databases and organisational resources providing country-specific information in relation to the situation and treatment of LGBTQI+ individuals. It is a joint initiative of the SOGICA project, Asylum Research Centre (ARC) and UKLGIG. It is intended as a resource for legal representatives and advisors to people claiming asylum on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The content will be kept up to date as far as possible but it should not be seen as a comprehensive list, nor is it intended to replace existing sources. Rather, it is intended to improve signposting to material that is already publicly available. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content included nor are we providing any form of endorsement of the sources listed here. More importantly, none of the information here should be taken as an endorsement of the safety of LGBTQI+ people in a particular country. In addition, the resources listed should not be seen as comparable or having equal weight in terms of accuracy or validity and a source assessment is always recommended. Please note that some of these resources are for members and subscribers only. Update: In January 2019, Refworld discontinued country of origin information collection, while ecoi.net was endorsed by UNHCR as the main global platform for country of origin information. Refworld announced that ‘as of 1 January 2019, ACCORD’s ecoi.net will be endorsed by UNHCR as the main global platform for country of origin information. [ACCORD is the Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation, a department of the Austrian Red Cross]. At the same time, UNHCR’s Refworld will reinforce its law and policy collections in the course of 2019, relaunching its protection information platform in 2020. Together these platforms will enable end-users to have easy and fast access to high-quality and up-to-date protection information.’ Please email us if you have any new resources to contribute to this page.