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

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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.

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