COUNTRY OF ORIGIN REPORT: SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION IN HONDURAS – ORAM
Updated: May 13
ORAM and the University of Minnesota Release Country of Origin Report: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in Honduras
Minneapolis, MN (July 1st, 2020): ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration and the University of Minnesota announce the publication of a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in Honduras’. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, social, political and religious situation for the LGBT community in Honduras. COI reports are instrumental in providing information relevant for the adjudication of asylum claims. This report is intended to help adjudicators credibly assess claims of LGBT asylum seekers from Honduras, by contextualizing personal stories of persecution.
ORAM partnered with the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota to create and deliver this cutting-edge report.
“We are very pleased to have worked together with the University of Minnesota to produce this COI report which will assist decision-makers in the asylum process, hopefully leading to more protection for vulnerable Honduran LGBT asylum seekers,” said Anja Limon, ORAM’s Legal Program Manager.
“This report will equip refugee advocates with information about the persecution suffered by members of the LGBT community in Honduras and the lack of effective legal protection offered by the Honduran government, said Professor Stephen Meili, University of Minnesota Law School.
About ORAM Founded in 2008, ORAM is dedicated to the protection of LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees worldwide. ORAM collaborates with local stakeholders and beneficiaries to ensure that its work is built around the people it serves. Through capacity building, ground-breaking research and collaborative relationships with governments, international organizations and NGO’s worldwide, ORAM has successfully increased system-wide awareness and protection of LGBTIQ refugees and continues to deliver special expertise in this constantly evolving field. Follow ORAM at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
About the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic is part of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School. Students in the Clinic represent asylum-seekers and human trafficking survivors who are seeking protection in the United States. The Clinic also works on public policy issues affecting refugees, asylum-seekers and other non-citizens. Learn more here.