Burdened by Proof: How the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal Has Failed Lesbian and Gay Asylum Seekers
Federal Law Review, Vol. 31, pp. 299-342, 2003
44 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2005
Our argument in this paper is that the evidentiary practices and procedures that have been developed by the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal are operating at a routinely low standard. Such practices contribute to decisions that are manifestly unfair and potentially wrong in law. Our conclusions are drawn from our detailed study of more than 300 refugee tribunal decisions made in Canada and Australia in response to asylum claims brought by lesbians and gay men.
Keywords: refugee law, lesbians, gay men, homosexuals, evidence, human rights, administrative decision-making
JEL Classification: K34, K32
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