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Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: an Annotated Bibliography

Mary Kapron 

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Nicole LaViolette 

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

June 1, 2014

Abstract:      

This annotated bibliography gives an account of legal and social sciences research sources related to refugee claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bibliography, which focuses primarily on English language publications, includes close to 200 items that fall into the following two categories of research sources: 

(1) scholarly publications on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees and asylum-seekers and the refugee determination process; (2) reports from international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations on the same topic. 

Research sources are first organized topically according to the definition of a Convention refugee under the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. As a second listing, a geographical classification is provided of the sources that focus on specific countries or regions. Finally, included is an alphabetical listing by author of all of the research sources we were able to locate for this project.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 194

Keywords: LGBTI refugees, refugee law, sexual orientation, gender identity, asylum

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