Germany, the U.S. and Turkey saw the most applications.
The ruling follows complaints over countries attempting to make asylum seekers 'prove' their sexuality
Britain is unable to account for 50,000 people who should have been removed from the country, damaging the government's reputation on immigration
Refugees from countries where homosexuality is illegal are fighting to change a humiliating system
Australia's hard-line policy is facing increased scrutiny after reports of suicide attempts by mothers in detention
The move will fuel concerns about Australia's hard-line policy and rights abuses in Sri Lanka.