Orsetta Giolo

On the fundamental right to asylum. Recent and worrying developments of the relationship between law and narration in Italy.

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The Italian and International regulatory framework unequivocally binds the truthfulness of the asylum seeker’s narrative to the assignment of refugee status, nevertheless leaving the discipline of the guarantees concerning the ascertainment of this veracity indefinite and imprecise. And yet, the attribution of a very relevant status for the purpose of accessing fundamental rights depends on this evaluation. Furthermore, the different value that is traditionally attributed to narrating subjectivities weighs on the difficult comprehension of the narrative of the asylum seeker. The relationship between subjectivity and credibility still appears somewhat problematic and, at a practical level, it very often risks to undermine the minimum forms of protection and guarantee contained in the legislation on asylum.

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