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Decision Making Conditioned by Radical Uncertainty: Credibility Assessment at the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal

Trish Luker.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 15255 words.

The increasing global magnitude and exigency of refugee status determination is resulting in recent attention to the parameters of credibility as part of evidentiary assessment in refugee...

1. Guidelines and the promotion of consistent decision-making

in International Journal of Refugee Law

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Consistency in Refugee Decision-Making: A Judicial Perspective

Hugo Storey.

in Refugee Survey Quarterly

December 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Refugee Studies; Human Rights and Immigration; International Relations; Human Geography; Aid and Relief Programmes. 6631 words.

This article examines the extent to which progress has been made towards achieving greater consistency in refugee law decision-making. It is pointed out that consistency is not necessarily...

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Child-Proofing Asylum: Separated Children and Refugee Decision Making in Australia

Mark Evenhuis.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 17669 words.

Over recent years, the number of separated children seeking asylum in Australia has dramatically increased. This article contends that the Australian refugee determination system fails to...

The Complexity of Determining Refugeehood: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Decision‐making Process of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board

Cécile Rousseau, François Crépeau, Patricia Foxen and France Houle.

in Journal of Refugee Studies

March 2002; p ublished online March 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Geography; International Relations; Aid and Relief Programmes; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Refugee determination is one of the most complex adjudication functions in industrialized societies. In Canada, despite a relatively broad recognition rate and a teleological interpretation...

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Decision Making and Adjustment among Soviet-Jewish ÉmigrÉs in a Middle-sized Urban Area

ROBERT C. WILLIAMSON.

in Journal of Refugee Studies

December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Geography; International Relations; Aid and Relief Programmes; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Since the 1970s Soviet-Jewish refugees have increasingly chosen the US over Israel. Most of the earlier migrants settled in large cities, where the émigrés and the Jewish community both...

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Securing Procedural Safeguards for Asylum Seekers in Canadian Law: An Expanding Role for International Human Rights Law?

Gerald P. Heckman.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Measures adopted by developed states to limit the flow of migrants into their territory have eroded the statutory institutional and procedural safeguards that surround decision making in...

Britain and the 1933 Refugee Convention: National or State Sovereignty?

RobertJ. Beck.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 1999; p ublished online October 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

This article reveals the policy background to Britain's reluctant decision to become party to the 1933 Convention relating to the International Status of Refugees. National interests were a...

What Assumptions about Human Behaviour Underlie Asylum Judgments?

Jane Herlihy, Kate Gleeson and Stuart Turner.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 5828 words.

In order to claim recognition as a refugee, individuals must give a ‘plausible’ account of persecution. Decision makers must then decide on the truthfulness of the account, and whether the...

Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility

Laura Smith-Khan.

in International Journal Of Refugee Law

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 13096 words.

Abstract

There is a growing awareness of the challenges associated with communicating and decision making in the intercultural setting of refugee status...

Assessing the Credibility of Refugee Applicants: A Judicial Perspective

Steve Norman.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 10689 words.

The principal responsibility of refugee decision makers is to determine those to whom refugee protection is owed. The manner in which these decisions are to be made in Australia is the...

Consistency in Asylum Adjudication: Country Guidance and the Asylum Process in the United Kingdom

Robert Thomas.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

December 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 21885 words.

National refugee and asylum determination procedures are often criticised for producing inconsistent decisions. This article examines the establishment and operation of a new and innovative...

The Psychology of Seeking Protection

Jane Herlihy and Stuart W. Turner.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

July 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 9383 words.

Claims for asylum entail many complex psychological interactions. The claimant presents his or her claim, interviews are conducted, appeals heard and decisions made. In other areas of law,...

The Mandate Refugee Program: a Critical Discussion

Katia Bianchini.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 4120 words.

This article analyzes the policy of the United Kingdom in the resettlement of mandate refugees from their country of refuge. In particular, it explains the roles of the institutions...

Do the Facts Speak for Themselves? Country of Origin Information in French and British Refugee Status Determination Procedures

Robert Gibb and Anthony Good.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

June 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 15461 words.

This article examines the place of Country of Origin Information (COI) in the British and French refugee status determination processes. It demonstrates that COI is crucial throughout those...

No Refuge: Flawed Status Determination and the Failures of South Africa's Refugee System to Provide Protection

Roni Amit.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 12282 words.

Because South Africa's immigration framework provides little opportunity for legal economic migration from Africa, economic migrants have turned to the country's asylum system in...

Filling Gaps and Verifying Facts: Assumptions and Credibility Assessment in the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal

Rebecca Dowd, Jill Hunter, Belinda Liddell, Jane McAdam, Angela Nickerson and Richard Bryant.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 16111 words.

Abstract

This study investigates the assumptions made by decision makers in Australia when adjudicating claims for refugee status and/or complementary...

Refugee Law, Gender and the Concept of Personhood

Georgina Firth and Barbara Mauthe.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 15077 words.

This article recognises that the notion of refugee is a politically and legally contested space and does not wish to undermine the theoretical and practical gains that have been made by...

Portuguese Refugee Law in the European Context: The Case of Sexuality-Based Claims

Nuno Ferreira.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 13011 words.

Portugal’s migration history has been extensively explored in academic literature, including in legal scholarship. Yet, very little attention has so far been directed towards Portuguese...

Protection of Stateless Persons in International Asylum and Refugee Law

Kate Darling.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

December 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 11840 words.

International refugee law is a mechanism whereby States deal with persons seeking asylum within their borders. While this area of law has its roots in international human rights concepts,...