Practicing Essentialism?

Practicing Essentialism? explores how Norwegian and Canadian immigration authorities approach asylum seekers claiming religious conversion.

Illustration: The Blue Diamond Gallery

Relying on the objectives of GOBA, this subproject examines the refugee status determination procedures of Norway and Canada, reviewing how these procedures assess the nature of religious conversions claimed by asylum seekers, and the nature and extent of judicial review of these decisions. 

The project draws on the review and assessment of a broad selection of different sources to shed light on how claims of religious conversion are processed, including:

International sources

Domestic sources

In addition to these sources, the project will feature an extensive literature review of the relevant publications in the area. Each source will be reviewed in a separate section of the finalized article, and will be linked from this website as they appear. 

If you have comments and suggestions, please get in touch with the author, Helge Årsheim.




Tags: refugee law, religion, conversion
Published Mar. 16, 2015 11:53 AM - Last modified June 27, 2018 9:56 AM