"Why are asylum seekers disbelieved?"

By Together Against Genocide (TAG, formerly Tamils Against Genocide), Thursday, July 04 2013
Why are asylum seekers so often disbelieved? How is it that clinical evidence of torture is oftentimes rejected on the grounds of ‘credibility’? Why has the UK judged so many Tamil asylum seekers not to be at risk, forcibly returning them to Sri Lanka where they have gone on to be tortured?

These are questions that all those involved in asylum wrestle with.

Professor Anthony Good, Professor Emeritus in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, has sought to provide answers through conducting analysis of Home Office policy documents and guidance for asylum caseworkers. TAG Litigation team has followed suit in a blog entry on freemovement blog at http://www.freemovement.org.uk/2013/07/04/why-are-asylum-seekers-disbelieved/.