Justice Sec. has to clarify assessment policy on gay asylum requests

Klaas Dijkhoff (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/VVD.nl). (Klaas Dijkhoff (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/VVD.nl))

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice has to clarify his policy on testing the credibility of asylum seekers who have fled their home countries because they are gay, according to the Council of State.

On Wednesday  morning the Council of State handled a case brought by three men from Gambia, Afghanistan and Uganda who fled their countries because of their intolerance to gay people, NRC reports. Dijkhoff found their stories implausible and rejected their requests.

The Council ruled that because State Secretary gave very little insight into how he came to this conclusion, the court can not give judgement on these three asylum requests. The State Secretary now has to clarify how he tested these men's stories and reassess their asylum applications.