AI releases Annual Report 2016/17

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2016/17 was released today. This edition covers 2016. Continue reading

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New issues (and a correction) of ACCORD’s overviews on conflict events based on ACLED data

With the latest quarterly releases, overviews for the full year 2016 are now available. The overviews are published by ACCORD and based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED). Please note: The versions for some countries for the 2016 quarters 1-3 contained errors and will be replaced. Continue reading

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HRW publishes World Report 2017 and ACCORD publishes a report on Sri Lanka

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2016. ACCORD released a COI compilation on Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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UNHCR’s online course on COI

UNHCR and ACCORD have developed an e-learning course on country of origin information (COI). The course is built around a case study, and takes the learner through some of the main questions on COI research methodology, including source assessment. The course also addresses the role of COI in asylum procedures. It takes about four hours to complete the course. The COI e-learning course is available for free at DisasterReady.org.
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EASO publishes 8 COI reports: on Afghanistan, Turkey and West Balkan countries

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update of its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan. EASO also published 6 country reports on West Balkan countries and one on Turkey. Continue reading

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