Sunday, March 01, 2009

Civil servants told to stop using Wikipedia for asylum claims

This popped out in the Sunday Tribune today the 2 bodies who have the power in the asylum process the Refugee Applications Commissioner and Refugee Appeals Tribunal have been using Wikipedia to gather their information when making decisions of a person application for refugee status.

As the article states and not surprisingly 'Concerns have been raised that entries on Wikipedia are changed for political reasons to reflect better human rights practices in some countries. A number of embassies in Ireland have repeatedly claimed there is no female genital mutilation in their country, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.'-

What idiots -will an investigation/audit be carried out to see how information referenced from Wikipedia lead to refugee status being rejected?

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