University of Essex – Improving language analysis to create a fairer system for asylum seekers and other migrants

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Essex research into how ‘native speakers’ use language is helping to establish a reliable, valid and fair procedure for Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO), a technique used by governments around the world to judge asylum seekers’ accounts of their origin.

The research team’s insights have helped establish global guidelines accepted by many governments. They are also setting the standards for commercial, governmental, and academic providers of LADO to ensure that LADO is appropriately used in the decision-making process by lawyers and judiciary, professional and charitable bodies, and NGOs working in this area.

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