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
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
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