Difficult to Believe: The assessment of asylum claims in Ireland

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The purpose of this study was to ascertain why asylum applications in Ireland are more likely to be refused than accepted. An aspect of this was whether the process adopted in Ireland was itself working in a way which is more likely to lead to a refusal of an application for asylum rather than an acceptance. In addition, it also set out to look at how decisions are reached regarding the credibility of an application. The focus was on the whole asylum process – from the point at which someone makes their application for asylum to the point where they have a final decision from the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

Author(s):Sue Conlan, Sharon Waters and Kajsa Berg (Irish Refugee Council)
Publisher:Irish Refugee Council
Publication Date:23 Oct 2012
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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