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Title African asylum at a crossroads : activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights / edited by Iris Berger [and four others] ; foreword by Penelope Andrews ; afterword by Fallou Ngom.

Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages .)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Law, Expertise, and Protean Ideas about African Migrants; 1: Before Asylum and the Expert Witness; 2: Fraudulent Asylum Seeking as Transnational Mobilization[18]; 3: The Evolving Refugee Definition; 4: Expert Evidence in British Asylum Courts; 5: "The Immigration People Know the Stories. There's One for Each Country"; 6: Cultural Silences as an Excuse for Injustice; 7: Between Advocacy and Deception; 8: Allegations, Evidence, and Evaluation; 9: Sexual Minorities among African Asylum Claimants.
10: The "Asylum-Advocacy Nexus" in Anthropological PerspectiveAFTERWORD; About the Authors; Index.
Summary African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights examines the emerging trend of requests for expert opinions in asylum hearings or refugee status determinations. This is the first book to explore the role of court-based expertise in relation to African asylum cases and the first to establish a rigorous analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony. Over the past two decades, courts in Western countries and beyond have begun demanding expert reports tailored to the experience of the individual claimant. As courts incre.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
Language English.
Subject Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Africa.
Asylum, Right of -- Africa.
Evidence, Expert.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
LAW -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Human Rights.
Asylum, Right of. (OCoLC)fst00819842
Evidence, Expert. (OCoLC)fst00917231
Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01069693
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Berger, Iris, 1941- editor.
Other Form: Print version: African asylum at a crossroads 9780821421383 (DLC) 2015004840 (OCoLC)895302199
ISBN 9780821445181 (electronic bk.)
0821445189 (electronic bk.)
9780821421383 (electronic bk.)
0821421387 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000058644466
DEBBG BV043960839
DEBSZ 481293183
CHVBK 569637163
CHNEW 001057348

 
    
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