As part of the EASO Practical Guide series, the European Asylum Support Office published a guide on researching the situation of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons (LGB) in countries of origin.
“The guide provides background knowledge as well as useful tips, tools and sources for researching the situation of LGB in countries of origin. It should serve the needs of both experienced and inexperienced Country of Origin (COI) researchers, as well as caseworkers conducting COI research. Additionally, it may assist lawyers, legal aid providers and judges working in the asylum process. The Guide was co-drafted by the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration (ORAM), the Dutch Office for Country Information and Language Analysis (OCILA) and the Belgian Documentation and Research Centre (Cedoca/CGRS). Various stakeholders have been involved in the peer review (Danish Immigration Service-COI, UNHR, independent academic, EASO). The guide should be read in combination with Annex II, which provides a list of sources and their web links.” (EASO message, May 2015)
You can download the document (PDF, 60 pages) from the EASO website:
EASO: Researching the situation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons (LGB) in countries of origin. EASO Practical Guides Series, April 2015
Udpate 23 October 2015: The guide is now available in several additional languages:
[BG] [DE] [EL] [EN] [ES] [FR] [IT] [PL] [PT] [RO]
Update November 2021: EASO updated the guide: https://www.ecoi.net/en/blog/easo-updated-guide-on-researching-the-situation-of-lgbtiq-persons