SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

The dangers of presumption, prejudice and copy-pasting in asylum decision-making

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Dr Liza Schuster (City University London)

Date: 4 March 2015Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 4 March 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G52

Type of Event: Seminar

The refusal letters issued by the Home Office offer detailed reasons for why a particular claim has been rejected. In this analysis of 24 such letters, Liza Schuster critically engages with some of the explicit and implicit presumptions revealed in these letters. She argues that much stricter standards are required in reaching such decisions, given the gravity of an erroneous decision.

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Dr Liza Schuster The dangers of presumption, prejudice and copy-pasting in asylum decision-making

Organiser: Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Contact email: cb92@soas.ac.uk