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OVG Lüneburg 4. Senat, Beschluss vom 09.02.2022, 4 LA 74/20,

9 February 2022 | Judicial Body: Germany: Oberverwaltungsgericht | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Social group persecution - Women-at-risk | Countries: Eritrea - Germany

I-v-International Protection Appeals Tribunal-v-Minister for Justice & Equality

18 February 2020 | Judicial Body: Ireland: High Court | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - International protection - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Ireland - Nigeria

R.S.A.A. et al v. Denmark

The Committee makes the following recommendations to the State party: (a) Concerning the author of the communication and her daughters: (i) Reopen their asylum case, taking into account the Committee’s views; (ii) Refrain from forcibly returning them to Jordan, where they would be exposed to a real, personal and foreseeable risk of severe forms of gender-based violence. (b) General: (i) Take all measures necessary to ensure that victims of gender-based forms of persecution who are in need of protection, regardless of their status or residence, are not returned under any circumstance to any country in which their life would be at risk or where they might be subjected to gender-based violence or to torture or ill-treatment; (ii) Ensure that the threshold for accepting asylum applications is measured not against the probability but against the reasonable likelihood that the claimant has a well-founded fear of persecution or that she would be exposed to persecution upon her return; (iii) Ensure that women asylum seekers have timely information on the importance of the first interview and what constitutes relevant information in that context; (iv) Ensure that, whenever necessary, examiners use all the means at their disposal to produce and/or verify the necessary evidence in support of the application, including by seeking and gathering information from reliable governmental and non-governmental sources on human rights in the country of origin, in particular relating to the situation of women and girls, and taking all necessary measures in that regard; (v) Ensure, when interpreting all legally recognized grounds for asylum, the classification of claims for asylum on the basis of gender under the grounds of membership of a particular social group, where necessary, and consider adding sex and/or gender and other status to the list of grounds for refugee status in national asylum legislation;

15 July 2019 | Judicial Body: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Legal Instrument: 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Forced marriage - Gender-based persecution - Women's rights | Countries: Denmark - Jordan - Palestine, State of

Decision 201701423/1/V2

21 November 2018 | Judicial Body: Netherlands, The: Council of State (Raad van State) | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

PP (female headed household; expert duties) Sri Lanka

31 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Single heads of household - State protection - Women-at-risk | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sow c. Belgique

19 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender-based persecution - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) | Countries: Belgium - Guinea

AATA Case No. 1412142

24 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Australia: Administrative Appeals Tribunal | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Gender discrimination - Gender-based persecution - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Sexual and reproductive rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Australia - Türkiye

Khamis and Ors v State Government of Negeri Sembilan and Ors

7 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Malaysia: Court of Appeal | Topic(s): Gender discrimination - Gender-based persecution - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Countries: Malaysia

Matter of A-R-C-G- et al.

26 August 2014 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Agents of persecution - Domestic violence - Gender-based persecution - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - Social group persecution | Countries: El Salvador - Guatemala - United States of America

AT and Others (Article 15c; risk categories) Libya CG v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Replaced by ZMM (Article 15(c)) Libya CG [2017] UKUT 00263 (IAC) in respect of the assessment of the art 15(c) risk.- 28.06.17

14 July 2014 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Effective protection - Gender-based persecution - Honour killings - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - Women-at-risk | Countries: Libya - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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