UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries and the University of Copenhagen are pleased to invite you to the launch of the report “Nordic Asylum Practice in relation to Religious Conversion: Insights from Denmark, Norway and Sweden”.
The report examines law, policy and practice in relation to religion-based asylum claims. The seminar is accessible both onsite and online.
Date: 13 December 2023
Time: 13:30 – 14:00 Pre-Event Mingle onsite – Refreshments provided
14:00 – 16:30 Event
Location: UN City, Copenhagen, Marmorvej 51 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
How do Denmark, Norway, and Sweden handle asylum claims based on religious conversion at the appeal levels?
Over the past decade, there has been a substantial rise in asylum claims based on religious conversion. This increase coincides with significant practice change, where asylum-seekers are no longer expected to conceal their faith to avoid persecution upon returning to their home countries.
This change carries substantial implications for credibility assessments, which have led to ongoing debates among both national authorities and scholars about the most effective methods for conducting the assessments.
This report offers an in-depth comparative examination of the national methods of adjudication on religion-based asylum claims. It also sets out a set of comprehensive recommendations, tailored to the specific contexts of the three countries.
We welcome professionals in the field, including judges, lawyers, representatives from national governments, regional and local authorities, NGOs, representatives of diverse religious or belief communities as well as academics, to participate either in-person or online.
The event will be held in English.
The seminar provides an excellent opportunity for dialogue and exchange of experiences for participants that attend onsite. Please note: The number of participants onsite is limited, so please register early.
If you have any questions, please contact Rania Elgindy ([email protected]).
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