The Heart of the Matter: Assessing Credibility when Children Apply for Asylum in the European Union, UNHCR (2014)

The report published in 2014 focuses on the credibility assessment of asylum claims submitted by children. It aims to help decision-makers assess the credibility of children’s claims in a fair, objective and consistent manner. The report offers an overview of the relevant EU asylum legislation and promotes a multidisciplinary approach which takes into account the child's mental health, educational and cultural background and gender among other factors. It provides extensive guidance on interviewing asylum-seeking children.

Read it here.