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Tesi etd-11032020-174611

Type of thesis
Corsi integrativi di II livello
Author
LACCHEI, ALICE
URN
etd-11032020-174611
Title
Judges deciding on asylum. An ethnographic research in the Civil Court of Florence
Structure
Cl. Sc. Sociali - Scienze Politiche
Course
SCIENZE POLITICHE - SCIENZE POLITICHE
Committee
Tutor Prof.ssa LORETONI, ANNA
Presidente Prof.ssa HENRY, BARBARA
Relatore Prof.ssa BIONDI, FRANCESCA
Membro CRISTIANI, ELOISA
Membro BRESSANELLI, Edoardo
Membro DE GUTTRY, ANDREAS M.T.
Membro SOMMARIO, EMANUELE GIUSEPPE
Membro ALABRESE, MARIAGRAZIA
Keywords
  • Asylum adjudications in courts
  • discretion
  • practices and praxes in courts
Exam session start date
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Availability
parziale
Abstract
The present work aims to study asylum adjudications in lower courts, by focusing on the daily work of judges. Since asylum has recently been at the centre of political and public debate, it would be extremely interesting and timely to analyse their daily work and decision-making process, especially in a Southern European country as Italy. Studying courts dealing with asylum appeals is highly relevant, especially since they give form to asylum policies through the daily work of judges. Indeed, they are crucial decision-makers who actually implement them, shaping and giving significance to the asylum process itself. By opening the ‘black box’ of the judiciary, the research seeks to contribute to the academic research on asylum adjudications by specifically focusing on practices adopted by judges during their daily work and the praxis developed by the court-section they belong to. The research seeks to understand how those practices and praxes influence asylum adjudications in courts and if they may have an impact on extending or restricting asylum seekers’ rights. In order to answer those research questions, the present ethnographic research proposes a case study by focusing on the court-section specialized on migratory issues of the Civil Court of Florence. Specifically, the present ethnography combines different qualitative methods, as document analysis, non-participant observation, shadowing and interviews.
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