Topic: Memory

There is a vast literature on the science of memory. These are some papers which have looked at memory specifically related to the process of seeking asylum:


Hilary Evans Cameron's paper linking asylum decisions to specific studies of memory is important reading for everyone involved in asylum decision making

Cameron, H. "Refugee status determinations and the limits of memory." (2010) 22(4) International Journal of Refugee Law 469-511


Laura Jobson's study of cultural differences raises important questions about how western decision-making processes are based on a particular notion of what human memory is for

Jobson, L. "Cultural Differences in Specificity of Autobiographical Memories: Implications for Asylum Decisions" (2009) 16(3) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 453-457



Below are links to CSEL resources that deal with memory: