Evidence in European Asylum Procedures
Evidentiary assessment holds a central position in all forms of judicial decision-making. Also the asylum procedure is dependent on solutions made in theory and practice regarding evidentiary issues. This book explores the particular framework of evidentiary assessment in selected European appellate asylum procedures and discusses the relationship between these procedures, on the one hand, and between these procedures and other legal systems, including the EU legal order, on the other.
Conclusions are made regarding the similarities and differences between the German, English and Finnish asylum procedures and the position and impact of European legal norms on the national procedures. The book further discusses possibilities for harmonization and the future work towards a Common European Asylum System.