Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Portugal: An Assessment and the Case of LGBTI Individuals

Le Monde Diplomatique (Portuguese version), No. 111, January 2016, 10-11

Posted: 16 Apr 2016

Date Written: January 10, 2016

Abstract

This short article discusses the Portuguese socio-legal framework applicable to asylum-seekers and refugees, bearing in mind the European context. The analysis explores the procedures and remedies available to asylum-seekers, the substantive standards applied in decision-making, and the broader socio-legal resources offered to asylum-seekers. The text focuses on the case study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) asylum-seekers. Several shortcomings and possible avenues of improvement are also identified.

Keywords: asylum, refugees, LGBTI, European Union, human rights

Suggested Citation

Ferreira, Nuno, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Portugal: An Assessment and the Case of LGBTI Individuals (January 10, 2016). Le Monde Diplomatique (Portuguese version), No. 111, January 2016, 10-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2764930

Nuno Ferreira (Contact Author)

University of Sussex ( email )

School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Freeman Building, University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QE
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/396218

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