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Back in the Closet: Should Concealment and Self-oppression as a Consequence of Stigma, Ostracism and Deep Rooted Universal Disapproval of Homosexuality be Considered as a ‘Serious Harm’?

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law

Edited by:
Alan Desmond
Bloomsbury Professional
Publication Date:
February 2024
(2017) Vol 31, No 4 IANL Background OO (Algeria) Concealing sexual orientation is not an issue of ‘discretion’ Persecution Stigmatisation and ostracism as ‘serious harm’ Why should concealment and self suppression in Algeria have amounted to serious harm? Concealment for reasons other than persecution? Do gay men in Algeria therefore conceal their sexuality owing, at least in part, to a fear of persecution? Conclusion ...

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