Irish Refugee Council calls for review into applications system17/10/2012 - 12:04:23
The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has today called for a review of the refugee applications system.
An IRC report claims that those processing these applications routinely believe asylum seekers are incapable or unwilling to tell the truth.
IRC chief executive Sue Conlan told KFM that many refugees are automatically assumed to be lacking in credibility.
"I'm talking about the way in which those who make decisions on refugee claims seem to believe that those that make those applications are incapable or unwilling to tell the truth," she said.
"And therefor anything they say, or a lot of what they say, about important matters is simply disbelieved and they dismiss it on the grounds that the person, or their account, is lacking in credibility."
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