X. v. the Head of the Office for Foreigners, 2012 (Poland) (n.d.).

  • Category: Case Law
  • Source: UNHCR
  • Subject: Asylum/Refugee,Gay,Homophobia,Homosexuality,Law/Legistation
  • Place: Kenya,Uganda
  • Year: 2012
  • File: Microsoft-Word-Decision-WS.doc.pdf
A citizen of Uganda applies for asylum in the Republic of Poland. The Head of the Office for Foreigners refused them the refugee status, refused the subsidiary protection and issued the expulsion order based on the assumption that there were no grounds for granting tolerated stay. Before issuing the decision, the Head of the Office for Foreigners allowed the Association Campaign Against Homophobia to participate in the proceedings. Within the deadline prescribed by the law the applicant submitted the appeal to the Refugee Board, asking for revoking of the decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners and granting the international protection. Subsequently, the applicant supplemented the appeal with a number of motions as to the evidence referring to the situation in the country of origin. Appeal from the above mentioned decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners as well as the motions as to evidence referring to the situation in the country of origin were also filled by the Association Campaign Against Homophobia.