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The British and South African approaches to asylum based on sexual orientation and gender identity

As abordagens britânica e sul africana ao refúgio por motivos de orientação sexual e identidade de gênero


Since the 1980’s it has been possible to claim asylum on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in some countries. Most studies on this topic focus on countries in the Global North. Therefore, there is still a lack of research that comparatively analyses the Global North with the Global South. The aim of this article is then to analyse and compare the approaches of two countries that grant refugee status on the basis of sexuality and gender identity, one in the Global North (the United Kingdom) and one in the Global South (South Africa).

asylum; United Kingdom; South Africa; sexual orientation; gender identity

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