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Telling the Story: Preparing a Torture Survivor to Testify

Original Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Last Updated: April 3, 2023
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In order for a client to effectively testify, he needs to understand the purpose of the asylum process. At the beginning, provide the client with an overview of the process and each step. Make sure he
understands what must be proven to the asylum officer or judge in order to prevail. It is also important to explain what credibility is, why it is important, and what the adjudicator will be evaluating. Explain
the legal strategy of the case to the client, so he knows what you are trying to prove.

Tip sheet. (2011, 4 pp.)

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