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Case Law Joined cases jointes C-199/12, C-200/12, C-201/12 (24/11/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 11/24/2013

Subject: The Court affirmed that homosexual applicants for asylum can constitute a particular social group who may be persecuted on account of their sexual orientation. In that context, the existence of a term of imprisonment in the country of origin sanctioning homosexual acts may constitute an act of persecution per se, provided that it is actually applied.

Parties: X, Y, Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel

Classification: Dignity - Art. 1 Human dignity - Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 18 Right to asylum - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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