LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective

Persecution, Asylum and Integration

Editors: Güler, Arzu, Shevtsova, Maryna, Venturi, Denise (Eds.)

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  • Provides an enhanced perspective on the experiences of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugeesCovers three moments: Pre-flight, RSD and the process after granting refugee statusInterdisciplinary focus with the predominance of international refugee lawIncludes various case studies from different countries 

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This book addresses the ‘three moments’ in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers’ and refugees’ efforts to secure protection: The reasons for their flight, the Refugee Status Determination process, and their integration into the host community once they are recognized refugee status.The first part discusses one of the most under-researched areas within the literature devoted to asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity, namely the reasons behind LGBTI persons’ flight. It investigates the motives that drive LGBTI persons to leave their countries of origin and seek sanctuary elsewhere, the actors of persecution, and the status quo of LGBTI rights. Accordingly, an intersectional approach is employed so as to offer a comprehensive picture of how a host of factors beyond sexual orientation/gender identity impact this crucial first stage of LGBTI asylum seekers’ journey.In turn, the second part explores the challenges that LGBTI asylum seekers face during the RSD process in countries of asylum. It first examines these countries’ interpretations and applications of the process in relation to the relevant UNHCR guidelines and questions the challenges including the dominance of Western conceptions and narratives of sexual identity in the asylum procedure, heterogeneous treatment concerning the definition of a particular social group, and the difficulties related to assessing one’s sexual orientation within the asylum procedure. It subsequently addresses the reasons for and potential solutions to these challenges.The last part of the book focuses on the integration of LGBTI refugees into the countries of asylum. It first seeks to identify and describe the protection gaps that LGBTI refugees are currently experiencing, before turning to the reasons and potential remedies for them.

About the authors

Arzu Güler, Adnan Menderes University, Department of International Relations, Isabeyli, Nazili/Aydin, Turkey

Maryna Shevtsova, Program officer at Civil Organization Parents' Initiative TERGO, Kyiv, Ukraine

Denise Venturi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Institute of Law, Politics and Development, Pisa, Italy and KU Leuven, Faculty of Law, Leuven, Belgium 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Güler, Arzu (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Implementing Hostility and Acceptance: LGBTQ Persecution, Rights, and Mobility in the Context of Western Moral Entrepreneurship

    Fox, Katherine

    Pages 11-29

  • A Qualitative Exploration of the Child Abuse Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees and Asylees in the United States and Canada

    Alessi, Edward J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Fleeing Gender: Reasons for Displacement in Pakistan’s Transgender Community

    Munir, Laine P.

    Pages 49-69

  • To Stay or to Go? Decision-Making of LGBTQI Syrians in Mixed Migration Flows

    Odlum, Alex

    Pages 71-93

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91904-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective
Book Subtitle
Persecution, Asylum and Integration
Editors
  • Arzu Güler
  • Maryna Shevtsova
  • Denise Venturi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91905-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91905-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91904-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 354
Topics