LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Policy papers

This section contains a broad selection of ILGA-Europe's policy papers.

LGBTI asylum seekers are often at risk of additional danger because of their SOGIESC during their journey and upon arrival in the country where they seek asylum, which can take the form of harassment, exclusion, sexual violence, or other forms of violence. 

The policy brief presents concrete proposals of legislative and policy initiatives to be included in the EU LGBTI Strategy. 

In ILGA-Europe’s view, LGBTI organisations have a key role to play in fighting against stigma affecting LGBTI sex workers, both within and outside the LGBTI community.

ILGA-Europe aim to achieve equality for intersex people and ensure they are protected against human rights violations, discrimination and violence based on sex characteristics.

With this briefing, ILGA Europe sets out how to ensure that the proposed EU directives and regulations will protect the rights of LGBTI asylum seekers, and respect their specific needs in terms of reception conditions, procedures and protection status.

This paper was composed by ILGA-Europe, on behalf of Sarajevo Open Centre, to inform decision-makers in both the EU and its accession countries in the Western Balkans about advocacy priorities regarding LGBTI issues in the region in the coming years.

Seeking refuge without harassment, detention or return to a “safe country”

February 2016

ILGA-Europe’s key demands for  ensuring the enjoyment of the right to health and access to health without discrimination.

Recommendations for the integration of a gender perspective into the work of the European Asylum Support Office, June 2011

Less bureaucracy for citizens: Promoting free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil documents. April 2011

Memorandum to the German Presidency of the European Union (December 2006)

ILGA-Europe’s key demands to advance the recognition of diverse families
October 2006