Conference: Out & Proud? LGBTI asylum in Europe
Thursday 5 & Friday 6 October 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About the conference
During the conference Out & Proud? LGBTI asylum in Europe we will explore both the legal and the social aspects of LGBTI asylum issues. Our aim is to bring together lawyers, NGOs, researchers, activists, policy makers and LGBTI refugees.
Since the Fleeing Homophobia report and conference (September 2011), several legal and social developments and improvements have occurred in the LGBTI asylum field in Europe. The EU Court of Justice delivered judgements on asylum claims based on sexual orientation (XYZ and ABC v. the Netherlands), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) presented the training module Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, and activists and NGOs undertook new initiatives to support LGBTI asylum seekers. At the Out & Proud? conference we will take stock of where we are, share our knowledge and experiences, and discuss how to further our goals.
This page will be updated regularly with more information about the conference.
- COC Out and Proud Conference 2017
- Norwegian practices, Andrea Gustafsson Gronningsaeter
- Late disclosure in Spain, Munoz and Ibanez
- LGBT Asylum Seekers in Ireland – Luke Hamilton
Thomas Spijkerboer (professor of migration law VU University Amsterdam) will deliver a key note speech. Louise Hooper (Garden Court Chambers, London) will give a presentation. There are 3 panels (on trans issues and on reception facilities on Thursday, and a legal panel on Friday), as well as several workshops and paper-presentations.
Sabine Jansen works for COC Nederland as specialist on LGBTI asylum law and is co-author of the report Fleeing Homophobia.
This conference is part of the project “Welcoming Equality” which is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).