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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Asylum and immigration

Chairperson of the Immigration Selection Board v. Frank and Another, Supreme Court of Namibia (5 March 2001)

Procedural Posture The government appealed to the Supreme Court of Namibia against orders made by the High Court. The High Court had ordered the Immigration Selection Board’s refusal of a permanent residence permit to the respondent to be set aside. Facts In 1995, the respondent applied to the Namibian Immigration Selection Board for a permanent […]

National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality v. Minister for Home Affairs, Constitutional Court of South Africa (2 December 1999)

Procedural Posture Constitutional challenge to the validity of Section 25(5) of the Aliens Control Act No. 96 of 1991, referred to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by the Cape of Good Hope High Court. Facts Under Section 25(5) of the Aliens Control Act, the foreign national “spouse” of a permanent and lawful resident of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, E/CN.4/1999/68, 10 March 1999

15. One of the primary ways in which dominant familial ideology affects women, as well as men, is through dictates on sexuality. The European Court of Human Rights has recognized same sex marriage as an aspect of article 8, on the right to private life, of the European Convention. In 1994, the Human Rights Committee […]