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Är åldersbedömningarna av ensamkommande barn rättssäker? -En utvärdering av Migrationsverkets interna riktlinjer

Bagheri Niko, Shabnam LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2015, about 33 568 unaccompanied children crossed the Swedish border and applied for asylum. Most of these asylum seekers were from “failed states” so they lacked documents that can prove their identity. For the Swedish Migration Agency it is very important to determine an asylum seeker’s age because whether the individual is an adult or minor affects the outcome of their application. Therefore, in doubtful cases, the Swedish Migration Agency conduct age assessments. But the methods of age assessment have been heavily criticized by experts of different fields. This thesis investigated the guidelines of the age assessment of unaccompanied children and whether such guidelines are in compliance with the analytical dimensions of legal... (More)
In 2015, about 33 568 unaccompanied children crossed the Swedish border and applied for asylum. Most of these asylum seekers were from “failed states” so they lacked documents that can prove their identity. For the Swedish Migration Agency it is very important to determine an asylum seeker’s age because whether the individual is an adult or minor affects the outcome of their application. Therefore, in doubtful cases, the Swedish Migration Agency conduct age assessments. But the methods of age assessment have been heavily criticized by experts of different fields. This thesis investigated the guidelines of the age assessment of unaccompanied children and whether such guidelines are in compliance with the analytical dimensions of legal certainty: predictability, the right to appeal and the authority obligation to investigate. This was achieved by combing an evaluation analysis and idea analysis. The result reveal that the guidelines mostly do not comply with legal certainty, with just a few exceptions. In conclusion, the thesis exposes an inadequacy of the asylum process, a part which plays a crucial role for vulnerable unaccompanied children. (Less)
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Bagheri Niko, Shabnam LU
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STVK02 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
ensamkommande barn, åldersbedömningar, Migrationsverket, rättssäkerhet, utvärderingsanalys.
language
Swedish
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8873404
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  abstract     = {In 2015, about 33 568 unaccompanied children crossed the Swedish border and applied for asylum. Most of these asylum seekers were from “failed states” so they lacked documents that can prove their identity. For the Swedish Migration Agency it is very important to determine an asylum seeker’s age because whether the individual is an adult or minor affects the outcome of their application. Therefore, in doubtful cases, the Swedish Migration Agency conduct age assessments. But the methods of age assessment have been heavily criticized by experts of different fields. This thesis investigated the guidelines of the age assessment of unaccompanied children and whether such guidelines are in compliance with the analytical dimensions of legal certainty: predictability, the right to appeal and the authority obligation to investigate. This was achieved by combing an evaluation analysis and idea analysis. The result reveal that the guidelines mostly do not comply with legal certainty, with just a few exceptions. In conclusion, the thesis exposes an inadequacy of the asylum process, a part which plays a crucial role for vulnerable unaccompanied children.},
  author       = {Bagheri Niko, Shabnam},
  keyword      = {ensamkommande barn,åldersbedömningar,Migrationsverket,rättssäkerhet,utvärderingsanalys.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är åldersbedömningarna av ensamkommande barn rättssäker? -En utvärdering av Migrationsverkets interna riktlinjer},
  year         = {2016},
}