Praxisleitfaden für Sachverständige in britischen Asylverfahren: Expert country evidence in asylum and immigration cases in the United Kingdom

Anthony Good und Tobias Kelly von der Universität Edinburgh veröffentlichten einen Praxisleitfaden für Sachverständige, die Gutachten in britischen Asylverfahren erstellen.

Anthony Good ist Professor emeritus der Sozialanthropologie an der Universität Edinburgh. Er war in über 500 Asylfällen und Einwanderungsverfahren als Sachverständiger tätig, hauptsächlich zu Sri Lanka. Er hat mehrere Publikationen zur Rolle von Sachverständigen in Asylfällen geschrieben (siehe unten).

Tobias Kelly ist Dozent der Sozialanthropologie an der Universität Edinburgh und war in über 150 Asylfällen und Einwanderungsverfahren als Sachverständiger tätig, hauptsächlich zu PalästinenserInnen.

Expert witnesses are often called upon to provide independent country-specific information in asylum and immigration cases. Such expert evidence can play an important part in the decision making process. There are many highly experienced expert witnesses. Often though, the experts who are asked to provide evidence have relatively little experience in doing so. Writing expert witness reports falls within a very particular genre, far removed from academic and journalistic forms. Expert witnesses therefore need to ensure that their reports meet the expectations and requirements of the legal process in order to best assist the Court or Tribunal. If they do not do so, they risk undermining the value of their own evidence, and therefore its practical use in the asylum and immigration decisionmaking process.
This Best Practice Guide provides advice on how to write effective reports that meet the expert witness’s obligations. The guide focuses on the role of the expert within the UK asylum and immigration system. [...]
The guide includes information on the formal responsibilities of the expert, some of the common dos and don’ts, and examples of structures, stock phrases, and necessary requirements (such as sentences which set out the expert’s credentials and the expert’s understanding of his or her role), points to consider when giving oral evidence, and a discussion about fees.
The guide is written by people with experience of working as country experts in asylum cases, with advice from asylum and immigration lawyers. It is not designed to provide a legal analysis of the role of experts, but rather a practical hands-on tool to aid the writing of effective and useful country evidence reports. Country evidence experts vary greatly in their experience of report writing, and this guide is designed primarily for those who have written relatively few reports.

Lesen Sie den Praxisleitfaden hier:

Anthony Good and Tobias Kelly, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh: Expert country evidence in asylum and immigration cases in the United Kingdom – Best Practice Guide, Juli 2013 (PDF)

Andere Publikationen von Anthony Good zur Rolle von Sachverständigen bzw. von Gutachten in Asylfällen:

Anthony Good: ‘Undoubtedly an expert’? Anthropologists in British asylum courts; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 113–133, März 2004

Anthony Good: Anthropology and Expertise in the British Asylum Courts, 2006

Robert Gibb und Anthony Good: Do the Facts Speak for Themselves? Country of Origin Information in French and British Refugee Status Determination Procedures; International Journal of Refugee Law, Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 291-322, Juni 2013

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