Conference on Credibility in International Protection Claims

                                                                                                       

The Irish Refugee Council held its conference on the role of Credibility in International Protection Claims on Friday 9 November 2012. Keynote speaker at the event was Prof Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of International Refugee Law, Oxford University. (To view a video of Professor Goodwin Gill’s speech click here and to view his conference paper click here)

The keynote speech was followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Sophie Magennis of the UNHCR, featuring:

  • Prof Rosemary Byrne, Trinity College, Dublin (To view Prof Byrne’s speech click here the journal article she based her presentation on click here)
  • Dr Jane Herlihy, Director of the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law (to view Dr. Herlihy’s speech click here and her power point presentation click here)
  • Ms Fadela Novak-Irons, UNHCR Policy Officer for Europe (to view a video of Ms Novak-Irons’ speech click here and her power point presentation click here)

In the afternoon seminars were held discussing the issues of:
  • Working with children and young people (for powerpoint presentation click here)
  • Victims of torture and other trauma (for notes click here and for the power point presentation click here)
  • Gender-specific persecution (for notes click here and for power point presentation click here)
  • Early legal advice for asylum seekers