"Lesbian Moms, Their Children and Asylum: A case study of AB v Finland" Passed
Thursday August 12, 2021 15:30 - 17:30 GREEN room
Partner: Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community - EL*C
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(Language of the event English, Russian)
In 2021, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child found that Finland failed to consider the best interests of the child of a lesbian couple when rejecting his asylum request, and to protect him against a real risk of irreparable harm when the family had no other choice but to return to Russia. Discussants will be unpacking the ground-breaking decision, the first asylum-related case from the UN system involving a child who is facing specific risks on the grounds of his mothers' sexual orientation.