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- Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Held, N., ‘Queering asylum in Europe: Legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity‘, Springer, 2021
- Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N., Held, N., and Querton, C. (eds.), Frontiers Research Topic ‘Sexuality, Gender and Asylum: Refugees at a Crossroads‘, 2021
- Danisi, C. and Ferreira, N., ‘Queering Asylum… or Human Rights in Europe?‘, ADIM blog, Editorial, February 2021
- Danisi, C. and Ferreira, N., ‘Legal Violence and (In)Visible Families: How Law Shapes and Erases Family Life in SOGI Asylum in Europe‘, Human Rights Law Review, 2021
- Dustin, M. and Ferreira, N., ‘Improving SOGI Asylum Adjudication: Putting Persecution Ahead of Identity‘, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2021
- Dustin, M. and Held, N., ‘”They sent me to the mountain”: the role of space, faith and support groups for LGBTIQ+ asylum claimants’, in Richard Mole (ed.), Queer migration and asylum in Europe, UCL Press, 2021, pp. 184-215.
- Ferreira, N., ‘An exercise in detachment: the Strasbourg Court and sexual minority refugees’, in Richard Mole (ed.), Queer migration and asylum in Europe, UCL Press, 2021, pp. 78-108.
- Ferreira, N. and Danisi, C., ‘Queering International Refugee Law’, in Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law, OUP, pp. 78-96.
- Held, N., ‘”As queer refugees, we are out of category, we do not belong to one, or the other”: LGBTIQ+ refugees’ experiences in “ambivalent” queer spaces’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Special Issue Queer Liberalisms and Marginal Mobility, 2021 (forthcoming).
- Andrade, V. L., Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Held, N., ‘Queering Asylum in Europe: A Survey Report‘, SOGICA Project / University of Sussex, July 2020
- Danisi, C., ‘A formalistic approach to jurisdiction in the European Court of Human Rights’ approach to humanitarian visas: was another interpretation possible?‘, SIDI (Italian Society of International and EU Law) blog, 27 May 2020
- Danisi, C. and Ferreira, N., ‘Anche i rifugiati transgender hanno diritto al cambio del nome: un passo avanti nel riconoscimento dei bisogni dei richiedenti e rifugiati SOGI in ambito CEDU’, Articolo29, 22 July 2020
- SOGICA Project, Submission to EASO’s 2020 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, 12 March 2020, referenced in European Asylum Support Office (EASO), ‘EASO Asylum Report 2020: Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union’, EASO, 2020
- SOGICA Project, ‘32 recommendations to the European Commission on the new EU LGBTI+ Equality Strategy‘, 3 July 2020
- SOGICA Project, ‘30 Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung des Lebens von Menschen, die aufgrund von ihrer sexuellen Orientierung oder Geschlechtsidentität (SOGI) in Deutschland Asyl beantragen‘, University of Sussex, July 2020 (see also English version available here)
- SOGICA Project, ‘30 raccomandazioni per migliorare l’esperienza delle persone che chiedono protezione internazionale in ragione dell’orientamento sessuale o dell’identità di genere (SOGI) in Italia’, University of Sussex, July 2020 (see also English version available here)
- SOGICA Project, ‘30 recommendations for improving the lives of people claiming asylum on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) in the UK’, University of Sussex, July 2020
- UKLGIG, ‘Submission to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection of the Home Office’s Presenting Officer function’, January 2020 (including SOGICA contribution)
- Danisi, C., ‘Crossing Borders between International Refugee Law and International Human Rights Law in the European context: Can Human Rights Enhance Protection against Persecution based on Sexual Orientation (and beyond)?‘ Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 2019, Vol. 37, Issue 4, as part of a Special Issue on Migration, Gendered Borders and Human Rights edited by Eva Brems, Ellen Desmet and Lourdes Peroni.
- Danisi, C., ‘SOGICA – Table of the Italian SOGI asylum jurisprudence‘, SOGICA / University of Sussex, 5 September 2019
- Danisi, C., Dustin, M. and Ferreira, N., ‘Queering Brexit: What’s in Brexit for Sexual and Gender Minorities?‘, in Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Millns, S. (eds.), Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit. Gender and Politics Series. Palgrave, 2019, pp. 239-272
- Ferreira, N., ‘SOGICA – Tables of European SOGI asylum jurisprudence’, SOGICA / University of Sussex, 6 December 2019
- Ferreira, N., ‘Sexual minority asylum claimants in the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court: A chronology’, SOGICA / University of Sussex, 3 May 2019
- Held, N., ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum in Germany: Intersectional legal, social and methodological challenges’, in Refugees & Queers: Forschung und Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ, Fluchtmigration und Emanzipationspolitiken, Carolin Küppers/ Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfield (ed.). Bielefeld: transcript, 2019, pp. 53-80.
- SOGICA Project, Written evidence cited in ‘Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy‘, 48th Report of Session 2017–19, House of Lords, European Union Committee, UK Parliament, 11 October 2019
- Tschalaer, M. and Held, N., ‘Policy Briefing: Queer Asylum in Germany: Better visibility and access to legal and social support needed for LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in Germany’, University of Bristol, October 2019
- Tschalaer, M. and Held, N., ‘Kurzdossier: Queeres Asyl in Deutschland: Bessere Sichtbarkeit und besserer Zugang zu rechtlicher und sozialer Unterstützung für LSBTQI* Geflüchtete’, University of Bristol, October 2019
- Tschalaer, M. and Held, N., ‘Better Legal and Social Support Needed for LGBTQI+ People Seeking Asylum in Germany‘, Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB) Blog, 31 October 2019
- Special Issue of GenIUS – Rivista di studi giuridici sull’orientamento sessuale e sull’identita’ di genere on ‘Protezione Internazionale e SOGI‘, 2018, No. 2, with contributions of Danisi, C., Ferreira, N., Dustin, M. and Held, N.
- Danisi, C., ‘What ‘Safe Harbours’ are there for sexual orientation and gender identity asylum claims? A human rights reading of international law of the sea and refugee law’, GenIUS – Rivista di studi giuridici sull’orientamento sessuale e sull’identita’ di genere, 2018, No. 2, 9–24
- Dustin, M., ‘Many rivers to cross: the recognition of LGBTQI asylum in the UK’, 2018 International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 30 (1), pp. 104–127
- Dustin, M., ‘Neocolonial agendas and asylum for women and sexual minorities’, 2018 Sussex Student Law Journal, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 25–33
- Dustin, M., ‘Neocolonial agendas and asylum for women and sexual minorities’, work in progress presented at the International Studies Association Conference, April 2018, San Francisco
- Dustin, M. and Held, N., ‘In or out? A queer intersectional approach to ‘particular social group’ membership and credibility in SOGI asylum claims in Germany and the UK’, GenIUS – Rivista di studi giuridici sull’orientamento sessuale e sull’identita’ di genere, 2018, No. 2, pp. 74–87
- Ferreira, N. ‘Reforming the Common European Asylum System: enough rainbow for queer asylum seekers?‘, GenIUS – Rivista di studi giuridici sull’orientamento sessuale e sull’identita’ di genere, 2018, No. 2, pp. 25–42
- Ferreira N., ‘Sexuality and citizenship in Europe: socio-legal and human rights perspectives’, 2018 Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 27 (2), pp. 253–265
- Ferreira N. and Venturi D., ‘Testing the untestable: The CJEU’s decision in Case C-473/16, F v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal’, EDAL – European Database of Asylum Law, 28 June 2018
- Ferreira N., Danisi C., Dustin M., Held N., ‘The reform of the Common European Asylum System: Fifteen recommendations from a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Perspective‘, SOGICA / University of Sussex, May 2018
- Held, N. and Arbeitskreis BAMF-Umfrage, ‘Projektbericht: Erfahrungen mit der Anhörung von LSBTIQ* Geflüchteten’
- Held, N. and McCarthy, K., “‘They like you to pretend to be something you are not’: An exploration of working with the intersections of gender, sexuality, ‘race’, religion and ‘refugeeness’, through the experience of Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) members and volunteers’, in Nayak, Suryia/ Robbins, Rachel (eds.) Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context. Oxon/ New York: Routledge.
- Danisi C., Dustin M. and Ferreira N., ‘Queering Brexit’, The UK in a Changing Europe, 26 October 2017
- Danisi C. ‘Contextualising Non-discrimination: Towards a New Approach for Sexual Minorities under the ECHR?‘, in: Balboni, Marco (ed.) The European Convention on Human Rights and the Principle of Non-discrimination, Editoriale Scientifica, 2017, pp. 197-232
- Danisi C. ‘Promoting Human Rights Through the EU External Action: An Empty “Vessel” for Sexual Minorities?’, 2017 European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 22 (3), pp. 341–356
- Danisi C., ‘Taking out the Union: The EU-Turkey Statement as an Agreement between States‘, in European Journal of International Law – Ejil Talk!, 20 April 2017
- Dustin M., ‘Designating “vulnerability”: the asylum claims of women and sexual minorities‘, security praxis, 3 June 2017 (also on RLI Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration, 19 June 2017
- Dustin M. and Ferreira N., ‘Canada’s Guideline 9: improving SOGIE claims assessment?’, 2017 Forced Migration Review 56 (October), pp. 80-83
- Ferreira N., ‘Trump’s immigration ban and Europe: the courage to raise a mirror and look beyond it’, Forced Migration Forum, 6 March 2017 (unabridged version published in LaPSe of Reason, 8 March 2017)
- Ferreira N. and Venturi D., ‘Tell me what you see and I’ll tell you if you’re gay: Analysing the Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-473/16, F v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal’, Odysseus Blog, 24 November 2017
- Held N. ‘“They look at you like an insect that wants to be squashed”: An ethnographic account of the racialized sexual spaces of Manchester’s Gay Village‘, Sexualities, 2017, 20 (5-6), pp. 535-557
- Held N., ‘What does a genuine lesbian/gay relationship look like in the eyes of asylum decision makers?‘, Discover Society, 2 May 2017
- Ferreira N., ‘Refugees and asylum seekers in Portugal: An assessment and the case of LGBTI individuals’, Le Monde Diplomatique (Portuguese version), No. 111, January 2016, 10-11
- Danisi C., Tutela dei diritti umani, non discriminazione e orientamento sessuale (Collana ‘La ricerca del diritto nella Comunita’ internazionale’), Editoriale Scientifica, 2015
- Ferreira N., ‘Portuguese refugee law in the European context: the case of sexuality-based claims’, 2015 International Journal of Refugee Law 27(3), 411-432
- Held N., ‘What does a ‘genuine lesbian’ look like? Intersections of sexuality and ‘race’ in Manchester’s Gay Village and in the UK asylum system‘, in: Stella, Francesca, Taylor, Yvette, Reynolds, Tracey and Rogers, Antoine (eds.) Sexuality, citizenship and belonging: trans-national and intersectional perspectives. Routledge advances in critical diversities (1). Routledge, London, pp. 131-148
- Held N. and Smith K., ‘We want detention to end – not today, not tomorrow but forever‘, The Justice Gap, 2015