S. Chelvan – Channel 4 News – Home Secretary Announces Review of Gay Asylum Claims

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

S. Chelvan of No5 Chambers was interviewed for a news item broadcast on Channel 4 News on Friday night.  The news item “Is the UK doing enough for gay asylum claims?” was able to announce that as a result of recent media attention, regarding inappropriate interview techniques which asked sexually explicit questions the Home Secretary has asked the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine to conduct a review of asylum claims on grounds of sexual orientation.  Chelvan is meeting the Home Office tomorrow to discuss how they can use his DSSH (Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm) model, which has been endorsed by the UNHCR, and adopted by the governments of New Zealand and Sweden, to provide a humane approach in establishing an LGBTI asylum claim.

For further details on this news item, please click on the links below. 

Channel 4 news 
BBC story - Home Office review
ITV news  
The Guardian

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