Plausibility and Stereotypes in the Spanish asylum regime

The (de)contextualization of LGBTIQ identities

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https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1382

Keywords:

Asylum, plausibility, true, Stereotypes, LGBTIQ

Abstract

Asylum claims based on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity has been recently accepted, after a long process of confusions and inconsistencies. Despite this, certain interpretations based on stereotypes persist today, hindering a procedure sensitive to the complexity of those situations experienced by these asylum seekers. In order to identify these stereotypes, usually related to the proof of identity and the persecution, the case law of the Spanish legal system in this area is analysed here. Finally, some new interpretations avoiding such stereotypes are proposed.

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Author Biography

Victor Merino-Sancho, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Víctor Merino-Sancho, profesor agregado de Filosofía del Derecho, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Dirección de email: victor.merino@urv.cat

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Published

01-06-2023

How to Cite

Merino-Sancho, V. (2023) “Plausibility and Stereotypes in the Spanish asylum regime: The (de)contextualization of LGBTIQ identities”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 13(3), pp. 954–979. doi: 10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1382.