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Training on substantial and procedural aspects of asylum applications lodged by LGBTI persons

Strasbourg 2 December 2021
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Training on substantial and procedural aspects of asylum applications lodged by LGBTI persons

On 1 and 2 December, Council of Europe and UNHCR jointly organized an online practical training on “LGBTI persons in the asylum procedure”.

The training provided an insight into international and European human rights and refugee law standards, relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and UNHCR positions on applications for international protection with an asylum claim based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. It also offered practical guidance to ensure a correct application of existing standards during the asylum interviews and in the decision-making process at first and second instance.

The training was designed for the legal community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but also saw the participation of legal practitioners (lawyers, judges, adjudicators), civil society organizations and UNHCR representatives from across Europe.


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