Asylum: Uganda:Written question - 244

Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)

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Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Uganda
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to staff in her Department who are dealing with applications for asylum in light of the recent decision by the Ugandan Government to reintroduce a bill that imposes the death penalty on homosexuals.
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 25 October 2019

All asylum and human rights claims from Ugandan nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.

The Country Policy and Information Note on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, published in April 2019 and available on the website, points to the difficult environment for LGB persons in Uganda.

We continue to monitor the situation in light of the recent media reports and will provide an update if and when necessary.

Furthermore, decision makers have access to the latest available country information through an on-demand information request service to address particular issues raised in individual claims.

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