Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’

Europe 1November 4, 2014 – As reported by Pink News – A study conducted at the University of Liverpool has reported on the lack of “safe spaces” and specialist care for LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK.

Earlier this summer, the High Court ruled that fast track detention, a system used to process the vast majority of asylum cases, was “unlawful”.

A review found a fifth of interviews contained some stereotyping and a tenth contained questions of an unsatisfactory nature.

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration warned that the Home Office “must ensure” caseworkers do not ask gay asylum seekers “sexually explicit questions”…

via Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’ · PinkNews.co.uk.

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