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Country Conditions Materials

To win asylum, an applicant must demonstrate that they fear being seriously harmed in their country of origin. Often, applicants establish this by submitting documents such as reports from national and international human rights and governmental organizations and news articles describing the types of harm the applicant suffered or fears suffering in the future in their country of origin.  This evidence is generally referred to as “country  conditions.”  Country conditions packets typically consist of an index (highlighting important quotations from specific reports and articles) followed by printouts of the full documents.

Sample country conditions packets, primarily for LGBTQ and/or HIV claims, from various countries are provided below. These materials are intended to provide a helpful starting point for research. However, you must always make sure that the country conditions are updated to cover the specific issues in the applicant’s case.

To inquire about LGBTQ or HIV country conditions for a country not listed below, email us at the following address: countryconditions@immigrationequality.org.

Antigua and Barbuda Country Conditions Materials

Cuba Country Conditions Materials

El Salvador Country Conditions Materials

Equatorial Guinea Country Conditions Materials

Gambia Country Conditions Materials

Ghana Country Conditions Materials

Grenada Country Conditions Materials

Guatemala Country Conditions Materials

Guinea Country Conditions Materials

Honduras Country Conditions Materials

India Country Conditions Materials

Jamaica Country Conditions Materials

Nicaragua Country Conditions Materials

Russia Country Conditions Materials

Sri Lanka Country Conditions Materials

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Conditions Materials

Trinidad and Tobago Country Conditions Materials

Zimbabwe Country Conditions Materials


The information contained herein is for reference only and may not be up to date. It does not constitute legal advice. You should always consult an attorney regarding your matter.

This handbook is intended for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on LGBTQ/HIV asylum cases.

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