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Dispute Resolution-2011

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Award levelHighly Commended
InnovationUNHCR intervention to protect the refugee status of gay, lesbian and bisexual asylum-seekers
Originality5
Rationale6
Impact7
Total18
DescriptionOverturning UK government decision to return asylum-seekers to countries where they would face persecution because of their sexuality. The pivotal formulation that “people should be free to live openly as who they are” is now applied to political and reli