Adjudicating refugee and asylum status : the role of witness, expertise, and testimony /

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Imprint:New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
©2015
Description:xvi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Asylum, Right of.
Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Evidence, Expert -- European Union countries.
Asylum, Right of -- Great Britain.
Asylum, Right of.
Evidence, Expert.
Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Europe -- European Union countries.
Great Britain.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10144931
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Other authors / contributors:Lawrance, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nicholas), editor.
Ruffer, Galya, editor.
ISBN:9781107069060
1107069068
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"In this book, legal, biomedical, psychosocial, and social science scholars and practitioners offer the first comparative account of the increasing dependence on expertise in the asylum and refugee status determination process. This volume presents a comprehensive study of the relevance of experts, as mediators of culture, who are called upon to corroborate, substantiate credibility, and serve as translators in the face of confusing legal standards that require proof of new forms and reasons for persecution around the globe. The authors provide insights into the evidentiary burdens on asylum seekers and the expanding role of expertise in the forms of country-conditions reports, biomedical and psychiatric evaluations, and the emerging field of forensic linguistic analysis in response to emerging forms of persecution, such as gender-based or sexuality-based persecution"--
"Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony In this book, an array of legal, biomedical, psychosocial, and social science scholars and practitioners offer the first comparative account of the increasing dependence on expertise in the asylum and refugee status determination process. This volume presents a comprehensive study of the relevance of experts, as mediators of culture, who are called upon to corroborate, substantiate credibility, and serve as translators in the face of confusing legal standards that require proof of new forms and reasons for persecution around the globe. The authors draw upon their interactions with expertise and the immigration process to provide insights into the evidentiary burdens on asylum seekers and the expanding role of expertise in the forms of country-conditions reports, biomedical and psychiatric evaluations, and the emerging field of forensic linguistic analysis in response to emerging forms of persecution, such as gender-based or sexuality-based persecution. This book is essential reading for both scholars interested in the production of knowledge and clinicians considering the role of experts as mediators of asylum claims"--

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