The Resource 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

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

Label
African asylum at a crossroads : activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
Title
African asylum at a crossroads
Title remainder
activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
Statement of responsibility
edited by Iris Berger [and four others] ; foreword by Penelope Andrews ; afterword by Fallou Ngom
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
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 increasingly draw upon such testimony in their deliberations, expertise in matters of asylum and refugee status is emerging as an academic area with its own standards, protocols, and guidelines. This deeply thoughtful book explores these developments and their effects on both asylum seekers and the experts whose influence may determine their fate"--
  • "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 increasingly draw upon such testimony in their deliberations, expertise in matters of asylum and refugee status is emerging as an academic area with its own standards, protocols, and guidelines. This deeply thoughtful book explores these developments and their effects on both asylum seekers and the experts whose influence may determine their fate. Contributors: Iris Berger, Carol Bohmer, John Campbell, Katherine Luongo, E. Ann McDougall, Karen Musalo, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Amy Shuman, Joanna T. Tague, Meredith Terretta, and Charlotte Walker-Said"--
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
342.608/3
Index
index present
LC call number
KQC567
LC item number
.A347 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003513774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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.b32932819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003513774
  • jstor0821445189

Library Locations

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