Law and Policy on Gender-Based Asylum

Gender-based asylum guidelines vary from country to country.  The UNHCR has published general guidance, including Guidelines on International Protection and the Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status, and it continues to urge countries to adapt these standards into their national legislature and adjudication manuals. 

Brief summaries of national asylum laws have been compiled for several nations who handle the largest number of annual asylum claims.  It is natural that countries who handle the most asylum claims have made the most note-worthy efforts to solidify their guidance on adjudicating gender-based claims.