Credibility Assessment in Asylum Procedures – a Multidisciplinary Training Manual
(A publication of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee as part of the CREDO project)
Credibility assessment is undoubtedly one of the most challenging aspects of asylum decision-making. An important part of claims for international protection are rejected based on the justification that the determining authority or court does not believe what the applicant says. While in recent decades there has been spectacular advancement regarding the legal standards and relevant concepts of international refugee law, credibility has to some extent remained out of focus. This training manual aims to fill an important gap, by offering a creative, multidisciplinary learning method on credibility assessment, tailored to the needs of asylum decision-makers and other asylum professionals.
The publication was realized as part of the CREDO project, which was coordinated by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and implemented together with the UNHCR Bureau for Europe, the International Association of Refugee Law Judges and Asylum Aid. The project is co-financed by the European Commission.
The CREDO Training Manual can be downloaded here.