The project, Assessing Refugee Claims on Religious Grounds: An Integration of Law, Psychology, and Religion, has three main goals:
To learn about the experience of refugees who are persecuted because of their religion
To understand the assumptions about religion that are made by adjudicators, in particular at Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board
To support parties participating in claims made at the Immigration and Refugee Board
Our research is groundbreaking, as these issues have received little attention but affect the lives of thousands of asylum seekers. We hope to pave the way for better support of persecuted religious refugees around the world.