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ecoi.net gathers, structures and processes publicly available country of origin information with a focus on the needs of asylum lawyers, refugee counsels and persons deciding on claims for asylum and other forms of international protection. The information contained on ecoi.net is provided free of charge and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

ecoi.net is not and does not purport to be in any way exhaustive with regard to the information about countries of origin covered, and the information on ecoi.net is not and does not purport to be conclusive as to the merits of any particular claim to refugee status, asylum and protection against refoulemeent.

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