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. 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"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
Dewey number
342.608/3
Index
index present
LC call number
KQC567
LC item number
.A347 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Berger, Iris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Evidence, Expert
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
  • LAW / General
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Political refugees
  • Africa
  • Flüchtling
  • Asyl
  • Afrika
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
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy16pdf02/2015004840.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: law, expertise, and protean ideas about African migrants / Benjamin N. Lawrance, Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith Terretta -- Before asylum and the expert witness: Mozambican refugee settlement and rural development in southern Tanzania, 1964-75 / Joanna T. Tague -- Fraudulent asylum seeking as transnational mobilization: the case of Cameroon / Meredith Terretta -- The evolving refugee definition: how shifting elements of eligibility affect the nature and focus of expert testimony in asylum proceedings / Karen Musalo -- Expert evidence in British asylum courts: the judicial assessment of evidence on ethnic discrimination and statelessness in Ethiopia / John Campbell -- "The immigration people know the stories - there's one for each country": the case of Mauritania / E. Ann McDougall -- Cultural silences as an excuse for injustice: the problems of documentary proof / Carol Bohmer and Amy Shuman -- Between advocacy and deception: crafting an African asylum narrative / Iris Berger -- Allegations, evidence, and evaluation: asylum seeking in a world of witchcraft / Katherine Luongo -- Sexual minorities among African asylum claimants: human rights regimes, bureaucratic knowledge, and the era of sexual rights diplomacy / Charlotte Walker-Said -- The "asylum-advocacy nexus" in anthropological perspective: agency, activism, and the construction of Eritrean political identities / Tricia Redeker Hepner
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780821421383
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895302199
  • (OCoLC)ocn895302199
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
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy16pdf02/2015004840.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: law, expertise, and protean ideas about African migrants / Benjamin N. Lawrance, Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith Terretta -- Before asylum and the expert witness: Mozambican refugee settlement and rural development in southern Tanzania, 1964-75 / Joanna T. Tague -- Fraudulent asylum seeking as transnational mobilization: the case of Cameroon / Meredith Terretta -- The evolving refugee definition: how shifting elements of eligibility affect the nature and focus of expert testimony in asylum proceedings / Karen Musalo -- Expert evidence in British asylum courts: the judicial assessment of evidence on ethnic discrimination and statelessness in Ethiopia / John Campbell -- "The immigration people know the stories - there's one for each country": the case of Mauritania / E. Ann McDougall -- Cultural silences as an excuse for injustice: the problems of documentary proof / Carol Bohmer and Amy Shuman -- Between advocacy and deception: crafting an African asylum narrative / Iris Berger -- Allegations, evidence, and evaluation: asylum seeking in a world of witchcraft / Katherine Luongo -- Sexual minorities among African asylum claimants: human rights regimes, bureaucratic knowledge, and the era of sexual rights diplomacy / Charlotte Walker-Said -- The "asylum-advocacy nexus" in anthropological perspective: agency, activism, and the construction of Eritrean political identities / Tricia Redeker Hepner
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780821421383
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895302199
  • (OCoLC)ocn895302199

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