Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in the joined cases X (C-199/12), Y (C-200/12) and Z (C-201/12) on Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Luxembourg [town] - Court of Justice of the EU
On 7 November 2013, Alexandra Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, read the judgment in the joined cases C-199/12 X, C-200/12 Y and C-201/12 Z on Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The European Court of Justice stated that Homosexual applicants for asylum can constitute a particular social group who may be persecuted on account of their sexual orientation. In that context, the existence of a term of imprisonment in the country of origin sanctioning homosexual acts may constitute an act of persecution per se, provided that it is actually applied.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||Alexandra Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU
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||Soundbite by Alexandra Prechal (in DUTCH) reading the judgment in the joined case C-199/12 X, C-200/12 Y and C-201/12 Z on Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
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