Topic: Credibility

There is a small but important body of literature focusing on credibility and refugee status determination. These are some of the key works:

Byrne, R. (2007). "Assessing Testimonial Evidence in Asylum Proceedings: Guiding Standards from the International Criminal Tribunals". International Journal of Refugee Law. 19 (4) 609-638 doi: 10.1093/ijrl/eem056

Crepeau, F. and D. Nakache, D. (2008). "Critical spaces in the Canadian refugee determination system: 1989-2002" International Journal of Refugee Law 20 (1) 50-122 doi: 10.1093/ijrl/een011

Dauvergne, C. and Millbank, J. (2003). "Burdened by Proof: How the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal has failed lesbian and gay asylum seekers" Federal Law Review 31 299-342 Online

Granhag, P.A. (2005). "Granting asylum or not? Migration board personnel's beliefs about deception" Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 31 29-50 doi: 10.1080/1369183042000305672

Kagan, M. (2003). "Is Truth in the Eye of the Beholder? Objective Credibility Assessment in Refugee Status Determinations" Georgetown Law Journal 17 367-416 Online

Noll, G.(ed.) (2005). Proof, Evidentiary Assessment and Credibility in Asylum Procedures. Leiden/Boston:Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Rousseau, C., Crepeau, F., Foxen P. and Houle, F. (2002). "The Complexity of Determining Refugeehood: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Decision-making Process of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board" 15 Journal of Refugee Studies 43-70 doi: 10.1093/ijrl/een011

Steel, Z., Frommer, N. and Silove, D. "Part I: The mental health impacts of migration: the law and its effects Failing to understand: refugee determination and the traumatized applicant" (2004) International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 27 511-528. Online

Thomas, R. (2005). "Evaluating Tribunal Adjudication: Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals" (2005) Legal Studies 25(3) 462-498 doi: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2005.tb00679.x

Thomas, R. (2006). "Assessing the Credibility of Asylum Claims: EU and UK Approaches Examined" (2006) European Journal of Migration and Law 8 79-96 doi: 10.1163/157181606776911969

Thomas, R. (2011) Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals: A Study of Tribunal Adjudication. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Below are links to CSEL papers that directly consider credibility assessment: