Tests to prove gay asylum seekers are telling the truth about their sexuality break EU law

Psychological tests on gay asylum seekers to ‘prove’ their sexuality break EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled today.

Hundreds of gay people from Africa, the Middle East and Chechnya have claimed asylum in the EU on the basis that they would be persecuted in their home countries.

Today’s ruling, which follows a similar decision in 2014, sets a precedent which should be observed in all 28 EU member states, including Britain.