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European Parliament formally adopts new EU asylum rules

[Brussels, 07 November 2011] On October 27th, 2011 the European Parliament formally adopted a new EU set of asylum rules. These are binding and now include gender identity as a ground of persecution, which EU Member States must take into account. Governments have already agreed to the changes, which are final. You can read more about these rules and their significance in a recent press release from the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights.

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