Sexual Orientation and the Refugee Determination Process: Questioning a Claimant About Their Membership in the Particular Social Group

Sydney Levy, ed., Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation: A Resource Guide, San Francisco, IGLHRC, 1996

9 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2013 Last revised: 19 Jul 2013

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Nicole LaViolette

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

This paper proposes a questioning model for refugee adjudicators of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board to assist in determining whether a refugee claimant is a member of a particular social group based on sexual orientation. This model was revised and updated in a 2004 paper "Sexual Orientation and the Refugee Determination Process: Questioning a Claimant About Their Membership in the Particular Social Group" also posted to the SSRN.

Keywords: LGBT refugees, sexual orientation, refugee law, sexual minorities

Suggested Citation

LaViolette, Nicole, Sexual Orientation and the Refugee Determination Process: Questioning a Claimant About Their Membership in the Particular Social Group (1996). Sydney Levy, ed., Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation: A Resource Guide, San Francisco, IGLHRC, 1996 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2294721 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2294721

Nicole LaViolette (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

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