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EU Court bans sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers

The EU Court has ruled that asylum seekers should not be forced to undergo tests to prove that they are gay.

This follows an appeal by a Nigerian man after Hungry refused him asylum because the psychological tests did not prove he was gay.

Called The Rorschach test, it is a  psychological evaluation in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both

According to The Telegraph, Judges in Luxembourg said that basing an asylum decision solely on the result of a psychological evaluation broke EU law because it infringes on the human right of privacy and dignity. The ECJ said in the ruling that it was acceptable to seek professional opinions, but the asylum seeker’s civil liberties must still be respected.

The ruling is binding in all EU states and the Hungarian court might have to reconsider the ruling.

 

 

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