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Styrs svenska migrationsmyndigheter av heteronormativa och stereotypa föreställningar?: En queerteoretisk studie av svenska migrationsmyndigheters trovärdighetsbedömningar
University College Stockholm, Department of Human Rights and Democracy.
2023 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Are Swedish migration authorities governed by heteronormative and stereotypical beliefs? : A queer theoretical study of Swedish migration authorities' credibility assessments (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie ämnar undersöka vilka faktorer som de svenska migrationsmyndigheterna bedömer vara trovärdiga i asylberättelser hos dem som åberopat sexuell läggning som asylskäl. Utifrån en kvalitativ innehållsanalys, ett tematiskt tillvägagångssätt och med ett queerteoretiskt perspektiv ämnar studien även att hitta potentiella underliggande mönster som kan indikera på heteronormativa eller stereotypa föreställningar hos migrationsmyndigheterna. Detta analyseras utifrån sex stycken rättsfall där asylsökande åberopat sexuell läggning som asylskäl. Studiens resultat visar att de svenska migrationsmyndigheterna bedömer trovärdigheten och tillförlitligheten i den asylsökandes berättelse baserat på berättelsens detaljrikedom och personens djupa reflektioner. Vidare konstateras det att migrationsmyndigheterna gärna ser att dessa reflektioner baseras på negativa känslor såsom rädsla, skam och stigma kring sin sexuella läggning. Med en queerteoretisk applicering på resultatet konstaterar studien att det finns tendenser på heteronormativa och stereotypa föreställningar vid migrationsmyndigheternas trovärdighetsbedömningar. 

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate which factors the Swedish migration authorities consider to be credible in the asylum narratives of those who have invoked sexual orientation as ground for asylum. Based on a qualitative content analysis, a thematic approach and with a queer theoretical perspective, the study also aims to find potential underlying patterns that may indicate heteronormative or stereotypical beliefs in the migration authorities. This is analyzed based on six court cases where asylum seekers invoked sexual orientation as ground for asylum. The results of the study show that the Swedish migration authorities assess the credibility and reliability of the asylum seeker's story based on the detail of the story and the person's deep reflections. Furthermore, it is noted that the migration authorities would like to see that these reflections are based on negative emotions such as fear, shame and stigma about one's sexual orientation. With a queer theoretical application to the results, the study concludes that there are tendencies of heteronormative and stereotypical notions in the migration authority's credibility assessments. 

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2023. , p. 44
Keywords [sv]
HBTQ, HBTQI, svenska asylprocessen, trovärdighetsbedömningar, Migrationsverket, Migrationsdomstolen, Migrationsöverdomstolen, Migrationsmyndigheter, queerteori, heteronormativitet, stereotypisering.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2387OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-2387DiVA, id: diva2:1853106
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Human Rights
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Bachelor’s Programme in Human Rights
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Available from: 2024-04-30 Created: 2024-04-21 Last updated: 2024-04-30Bibliographically approved

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