An exploration and critique of the use of mental health information within refugee status determination proceedings in the United Kingdom

This study seeks to understand the composition, use and cultural orientation of mental health evidence within the UK’s refugee status determination (RSD) process. By so doing, it seeks to answer the following two research questions:
1. When, how, and for what purpose is mental health information gathered within RSD?
2. To what extent does the RSD process accommodate varying cultural understandings 
of mental health?

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