Analyse linguistique du droit applicable aux demandeurs d'asile: l'exemple de Mariama

Anne Triboulet

Abstract


Through a comparative study of two
court decisions, this article presents a linguistic
analysis of the applicable rules to
asylum applicants in France. First, the
author underlines the importance of the
literary style in the drafting of decisions
on the merits. Second, she analyzes the
"language of the law" to show how the
structure of legal thought sometimes differs from formal logic and
common sense,
thus justifying legal decisions taken with
regard to asylum applicants that could
not be rationally justified.

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