CARMEL RICKARD: Sex and justice in UK courts
The UK courts regularly hear claims for asylum from those persecuted for their sexual orientation. An SA woman’s case is among the most recent
In 2013, Ugandan asylum-seeker "PN" tried to persuade the courts in the UK that, because she is a lesbian, it would put her life in danger if she were sent back to her home country. When that argument failed, she was "returned" to Uganda.
Then, 15 months ago, a court in the UK found that PN’s return had been unlawful, and ordered that she be brought back to the UK.