Credibility assessment in refugee status decisions

How do - and how should - refugee status decision-makers decide whether a claimant is telling the truth?  In considering this question, this talk will draw on international law, social science, and recent research into the credibility judgments of Canadian refugee status adjudicators, while reflecting on the Australian experience. 

Presented by Dr Hilary Evans Cameron, a former litigator who represented refugee claimants for over a decade and now holds a doctorate in refugee law from the University of Toronto. Hilary is author of "Refugee Law's Fact-Finding Crisis: Truth, Risk, and the Wrong Mistake", which looks at the law that governs how refugee status decision-makers resolve their doubts. It was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.     

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This webinar brings CPD points for migration agents and lawyers subject to the rules of your state law society. Migration agents please note that the session will change from a Category A workshop into a Category B seminar if participant numbers are over 30.  Any enquiries to


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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RAILS education is free for community organisation workers and volunteers.

Others please make a $55 donation (GST inc) to support RAILS work to noting “CPD-Your name”.