Banning Humanitarian & Compassionate Applications is risky for QLGBT refugees

We are deeply concerned about the impact of banning rejected claimants from submitting a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application for 12 months. Humanitarian consideration is an important means of protecting people who are in danger, but whose circumstances do not meet the narrow definition of a Convention Refugee.  This is often the case for people fleeing homophobic or transphobic violence in countries where protection for QLGBT persons is uneven and hard to access. Preventing humanitarian reasons from being considered will result in people being sent back to very real harms.


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