Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
A post by Joe Bryce on Colin Yeo’s Free Movement blog, ‘Court of Session rules on linguistic analysis’, has caught our attention as it does an excellent job in discussing a recent decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session – the Scottish equivalent to the Court of Appeal – on the Home Office’s use of language analysis for the determination of origin, or ‘LADO’. The decision allowing the two conjoined appeals, is available on the Court of Session’s own website at M.AB.N. and K.A.S.Y. v. The Advocate General for Scotland representing the Secretary of State for the Home Department  CSIH 68 (12 July 2013).
GRAMNet’s co-convener and Lecturer at Glasgow University, Sarah Craig has recently finished a comprehensive study on The use of language analysis in asylum decision-making in the UK – a discussion  JIANL 26 (3) pp 255 – 268. She will shortly publish a blog post about this decision here, so please watch this space. In the meantime, have a look at Eliza Doolittle Exposed As Cockney Flower Girl Shocker on the Free Movement blog, for background.