Parrhesia and credibility: the covereign of refugee status determination

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Parrhesia and credibility: the covereign of refugee status determination. / Beard, Jennifer; Noll, Gregor.

In: Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2009, p. 455-477.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Beard, Jennifer ; Noll, Gregor. / Parrhesia and credibility: the covereign of refugee status determination. In: Social & Legal Studies. 2009 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 455-477.

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Parrhesia and credibility: the covereign of refugee status determination

AU - Beard, Jennifer

AU - Noll, Gregor

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - This article is concerned with the correlation between credibility and the concept of sovereignty in international law and their relationship to truth. Empirically, the authors focus on the credibility assessment informing the refugee determination procedure operated by the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees. The authors do not provide a rationalised explanation of credibility assessment in terms of a legal procedure turning on probative models of evidence. Instead, the authors attempt to draw out a concurrent phenomenon of credibility assessment, which tests the truth of what it means to be human. This is a political question that requires a consideration of the tension between personal sovereignty and territorial sovereignty and the process of political subjectivisation that conditions that tension.

AB - This article is concerned with the correlation between credibility and the concept of sovereignty in international law and their relationship to truth. Empirically, the authors focus on the credibility assessment informing the refugee determination procedure operated by the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees. The authors do not provide a rationalised explanation of credibility assessment in terms of a legal procedure turning on probative models of evidence. Instead, the authors attempt to draw out a concurrent phenomenon of credibility assessment, which tests the truth of what it means to be human. This is a political question that requires a consideration of the tension between personal sovereignty and territorial sovereignty and the process of political subjectivisation that conditions that tension.

KW - public international law

KW - credibility

KW - sovereignty

KW - refugee status determination

KW - truth

KW - Folkrätt

UR - http://sls.sagepub.com/content/18/4/455.full.pdf+html

U2 - 10.1177/0964663909345094

DO - 10.1177/0964663909345094

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 455

EP - 477

JO - Social & Legal Studies

JF - Social & Legal Studies

SN - 0964-6639

IS - 4

ER -