The International Association of Refugee Law Judges: a guide on the assessment of credibility in international protection procedures

Friday, October 4, 2013

The International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) released guidance for the assessment of credibility in international protection claims under the Qualification Directive. The paper first explains the legal and historic background of asylum assessment and the international and EU legal frameworks of international protection and then proposes an outline for the credibility of assessment in different stages. Drawing from European and international best practice, it also sets out criteria and standards for the assessment of credibility.

The full paper can be consulted at the website of the IARLJ.

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