Evidentiary Assessment and Psychological Difficulties

A chapter in a legal text outlining the diagnoses and mechanisms of psychological disorders common in the asylum process, and the importance of taking this knowledge into account.

Herlihy, J. (2005). Evidentiary Assessment and Psychological Difficulties. In Noll, G. (ed.) Proof, Evidentiary Assessment and Credibility in Asylum Procedures. Series: The Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Library Leiden/Boston:Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

This is a chapter in a book edited by Gregor Noll, entitled Proof, Evidentiary Assessment and Credibility in Asylum Procedures.

This is an early chapter of ours that outlines the role of PTSD, Depression, Dissociation and other psychological and physiological mechanisms that need to be taken into account for refugee status determinations to be fair and based on sound understanding of human psychology. It calls for more research and multi-disciplinary collaboration in this area.

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