16. September 2021

Asylmagazin publishes again an issue with focus on LGBTIQ++

In its issue 7-8/2021, the asylum magazine Asylmagazin has once again examined a “Thematic focus: sexual and gender identity as a reason for fleeing” and published, among other things, three articles on this topic. In the first article, the author Petra Sußner explains  the strong influence of heteronormativity on the legal practice and develops an alternative, interdisciplinary approach to deal with LGBTIQ++ cases. In the second article, the authors Philipp Braun, Patrick Dörr and Alva Träbert describe cases in which the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) discovered “Outings of queer asylum seekers by trusted lawyers of the Foreign Office”. In the third, the same three authors finally present the so-called “discretion requirement” and “How the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and the courts continue to undermine the Supreme Court’s guideline”.

The issue 7-8/2021 is not the first time that the magazine Asylmagazin deals in depth with LGBTIQ++ asylum applications. Already in the issue 3/2013 and issue 12/2013, it published two articles by Nora Markard, which dealt with the case law surrounding the “discretion requirement”. In issue 10-11/2019 followed a first focus booklet on the topic of “Protection against violence, procedural guarantees and reasons for fleeing of LGBTIQ++ persons” with two articles by Alva Träbert and Patrick Dörr. In issue 3/2020, Philipp Braun, Patrick Dörr and Alva Träbert commented on two decisions of the German Federal Constitutional Court. In one decision, the Federal Constitutional Court had strengthened the rights of LGBTIQ++ refugees in asylum procedures. In the other, it had confirmed the inadmissibility of the “discretion requirement” and clarified that the application of the “discretion requirement” also to bisexual asylum applicants is not allowed.

Here you can find a list with the mentioned articles of the Asylmagazin:

Petra Sußner (2021): Das reicht (noch) nicht –  Wo ist das Problem mit Heteronormativität im Asylrecht?, Asylmagazin 7-8/2021, 248-256. (online not yet available)

Patrick Dörr, Alva Träbert und Philipp Braun (2021): LSBTIQ+*-Asylanträge und das widerspenstige »Diskretionsgebot« – Wie BAMF und Gerichte weiterhin höchstrichterliche Vorgaben unterlaufen, Asylmagazin 7-8/2021, 257-268. (online not yet available)

Philipp Braun, Patrick Dörr und Alva Träbert (2021): „Durch das Zwangsouting habe ich meine Familie verloren.“ – Outings queerer Asylsuchender durch Vertrauensanwält*innen des Auswärtigen Amtes, Asylmagazin 7-8/2021, 269-275. (online not yet available)

Philipp Braun, Patrick Dörr und Alva Träbert (2020): Anmerkung: BVerfG: Vorgaben zur Prüfung der Verfolgung auf- grund sexueller Orientierung, Asylmagazin 3/2020, 81-83.

Alva Träbert und Patrick Dörr (2019): LSBTIQ+*-Geflüchtete und Gewaltschutz, Asylmagazin 10-11/2019, 344-351.

Patrick Dörr und Alva Träbert (2019): LSBTIQ+*-Geflüchtete im Asylverfahren, Asylmagazin 10-11/2019, 352-359.

Nora Markard (2013): EuGH zur sexuellen Orientierung als Fluchtgrund. Zur Entscheidung „X, Y und Z gegen Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel“ vom 7.11.2013, Asylmagazin 12/2013, 402–408.

Nora Markard (2013): Sexuelle Orientierung als Fluchtgrund – Das Ende der „Diskretion“. Aktuelle Entwicklungen beim Flüchtlingsschutz aufgrund der sexuellen Orientierung, Asylmagazin 3/2013, 74–84.