Centre Member Megan Blomfield on “Epistemic injustice in asylum claim credibility assessments”

Friday 3rd May, 2.30-4.30pm
Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 4

At this Friday’s department seminar, centre-member Megan Blomfield will talk about the issues of asylum and epistmic injustice.

Abstract: To be granted protection in the UK, asylum claimants must establish to a reasonable degree of likelihood that they have a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to their country of origin. In the absence of documentary evidence to this effect, a positive decision depends on whether the asylum claim is judged to be credible. In this talk I will identify several forms of epistemic injustice that arise during such credibility assessments and discuss how best to understand these injustices.