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The present article reviews the credibility analysis procedure proposed by the UNHCR through which asylum applications are resolved, especially for unaccompanied minors. The particularities of these refugee minors and the general character of the credibility analysis procedure are described. Credibility indicators are analyzed together with the psychological barriers related to them. This manuscript provides evidence of the presence of trauma and resilience in the studied minors and how both influence their memories during the asylum interviews.

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As credibility assessment has a special focus on the evaluation of narratives through memory, memory is considered as a criterion responsible for the accuracy and credibility of underage applicants' testimony.

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This paper contributes with scientific psychological evidence towards the existence of multiple testimonies in asylum seekers.

Antonio L. Manzanero
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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This page is a summary of: Credibility and Testimony in Asylum Procedures with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, European Journal of Migration and Law, June 2020, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15718166-12340076.
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