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Students Help Asylum Seeker Convince Officials of Imminent Danger in Her Homeland Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu New York, May 18, 2012—Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has secured asylum in the United States for a gay woman who feared she would be persecuted in her native Peru because of her sexual orientation, citing the […]

Update from Tanya Domi on the Namigadde case: Brenda Namigadde, a Uganda lesbian who is fighting deportation to Uganda, has been released tonight, United Kingdom-based  LGBT Asylum News just tweeted late this afternoon. The judge however, Lord Justice Maurice Kay, has prohibited the government, press and any one else in the United Kingdom from speaking or […]

LGBT Asylum News is reporting that Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde’s deportation hearing in London has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7th. Via  Twitter: “Update:  #BrendaNamigadde next hearing is Monday, in London http://bit.ly/fvnvzj.” Namigadde is the Uganda lesbian who last week won a temporary reprieve from her certain deportation death, as British officials claimed she was unable to “prove” […]

More from Tanya Domi on Ugandan: Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde tonight won a temporary reprieve from likely deportation to Uganda – and subsequent certain death — when a British High Court judge granted an injunction temporarily staying her scheduled deportation to Kampala, on the same day slain gay rights leader David Kato was buried in his ancestral home of […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, offers the following thoughts on the murder of David Kato: Just as Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) claimed Matthew Shepard’s hate-crime murder was the by-product of a robbery, police in Kampala, Uganda, are calling LGBT activist David Kato’s brutal death-by-bludgeoning a […]

Erin Meyer, a third year law student at Columbia, worked over the summer for Hogan Lovells in their NY office.  One of her pro bono assignments addressed the pressing needs of Haitian women who had been sexually assaulted in the aftermath of the earthquake.  Here are her observations about this issue: In the aftermath of […]

Erin Meyer, Columbia Law School student in the class of 2011, sends us this post.  Meyer is a student in the Columbia College Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education program. She is currently a summer associate at Hogan Lovells and a student member of the New York City Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee, and has previously interned […]

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, Claire O’Sullivan’s (JD 2010) paper, Sheltering and Discriminating: Homosexuality and Immigration Law in the United States. Here’s the abstract: Noting that America’s relationship with homosexuality is defined by a willingness to tolerate homosexuality (to an extent) but an unwillingness to view […]

Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has won asylum for a gay man who feared persecution because of his sexual orientation if forced to return to his native Brazil. The grant, issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, comes at a time when conditions for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals in […]

I blogged recently about the concerns I had when I read the statements Hilary Clinton made in her Senate confirmation testimony related to the issue of sex trafficking.  I heard little sign in her testimony of a desire to change policy from the crusade undertaken by the Bush Administration that overdetermined the problem of human […]

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