EU court bars sexual orientation tests for asylum-seekers | News | DW | 25.01.2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled that sexual orientation tests can’t be used to rule on asylum applications. Hungarian officials sought to examine a Nigerian man’s application on the grounds that he is gay.

Hungarian immigration officials were wrong to make a Nigerian asylum applicant undergo psychological tests to determine whether or not he was gay, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday.

The ruling effectively bans the testing of sexual orientation to determine the right to asylum, declaring it to be “disproportionate” and an invasion of “the most intimate aspects” of life.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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