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Grounds for asylum and protection in Germany

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to seek and be granted in other countries asylum from persecution.

According to the German Asylum Law (“Asylgesetz”), actions by governments or non-governmental organizations are deemed persecution if, seen individually or collectively, they are so serious that they constitute a severe violation of fundamental human rights. Further information

Persecution on account of a person’s sexual orientation (homosexuality in particular) is recognized as a reason for asylum in Germany. Persecution on account of a person’s gender identity (transgender identity, for example) is sometimes considered a reason for asylum in Germany. Further information

An HIV infection can even constitute an obstacle to deportation because HIV is a severe, life-threatening illness. Further information