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Finn fem fel? Trovärdighetsbedömningar och rättssäkerhet inom den svenska asylprocessen

Schörling, Johanna (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to outline the aspects of the rule of law that can be applied to credibility assessment in the asylum procedure, and more specifically what factors influence the assessment of credibility in practice. To evaluate this procedure, a multidisciplinary method has been used. Secondary data has been collected from previous academic research and from legal documents such as the Swedish Aliens Act. Since the area of study lacks a reflection on how credibility issues are dealt with in practice, primary research in the form of qualitative interviews has been conducted.

Key findings suggest that the Swedish asylum system does offer a fairly inclusive refugee law and rights protection relating to the rule of law. However,... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to outline the aspects of the rule of law that can be applied to credibility assessment in the asylum procedure, and more specifically what factors influence the assessment of credibility in practice. To evaluate this procedure, a multidisciplinary method has been used. Secondary data has been collected from previous academic research and from legal documents such as the Swedish Aliens Act. Since the area of study lacks a reflection on how credibility issues are dealt with in practice, primary research in the form of qualitative interviews has been conducted.

Key findings suggest that the Swedish asylum system does offer a fairly inclusive refugee law and rights protection relating to the rule of law. However, the study also suggests that the decision maker's own subjectivity, lack of training relating to trauma and torture victims as well as a rigid system of regulations contribute to credibility assessments being arbitrary and discretionary, in violation of the rule of law. (Less)
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author
Schörling, Johanna
supervisor
organization
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
refugees, asylum law, rule of law, credibility, Juridical science, Rättsvetenskap, juridik, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
1320009
date added to LUP
2008-01-10
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2014-09-04 08:27:51
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to outline the aspects of the rule of law that can be applied to credibility assessment in the asylum procedure, and more specifically what factors influence the assessment of credibility in practice. To evaluate this procedure, a multidisciplinary method has been used. Secondary data has been collected from previous academic research and from legal documents such as the Swedish Aliens Act. Since the area of study lacks a reflection on how credibility issues are dealt with in practice, primary research in the form of qualitative interviews has been conducted.

Key findings suggest that the Swedish asylum system does offer a fairly inclusive refugee law and rights protection relating to the rule of law. However, the study also suggests that the decision maker's own subjectivity, lack of training relating to trauma and torture victims as well as a rigid system of regulations contribute to credibility assessments being arbitrary and discretionary, in violation of the rule of law.},
  author       = {Schörling, Johanna},
  keyword      = {refugees,asylum law,rule of law,credibility,Juridical science,Rättsvetenskap, juridik,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Finn fem fel? Trovärdighetsbedömningar och rättssäkerhet inom den svenska asylprocessen},
  year         = {2008},
}