ACCORD query responses on Female Genital Mutilation

ACCORD published a series of query responses on FGM, in 13 countries.

USDOS publishes annual report on human rights for 2019

The US Department of State released its annual report on human rights, covering 2019.

UNHCR Tokyo introduces Japanese translation service for ecoi.net

The UNHCR Representation in Japan developed a machine translation service for RSD stakeholders to use ecoi.net in the Japanese language.

HRW publishes World Report 2020

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2019.

ACCORD published three new reports: Ethiopia, Russia, Venezuela

ACCORD recently published three reports: a COI compilation on Ethiopia, on the current situation in Venezuela, on conscription and dedovshchina in Russia.

Article on COI in UK Country Guidance cases (International Journal of Refugee Law)

An article in the International Journal of Refugee Law discusses standards regarding the use of COI in UK Upper Tribunal country guidance cases.

Guest post: Development of COI Standards and Practice: Early days (Sharon Rusu)

Sharon Rusu, former head of the IRB's Documentation Centre, was invited to speak at the joint EASO-ACCORD conference on COI methodology, but unfortunately had to cancel participation. With her kind permission, we're publishing the notes for the opening remarks she prepared. In them, Ms. Rusu gives insights into the early days of COI research and the development of quality standards.

Updated country priorities on ecoi.net

In November 2019, we updated our country priorities. These priorities define which sources are covered on ecoi.net, i.e. which documents you can expect to find for a country. The update is based on Austrian, European and global asylum statistics and affects what sources we cover for what countries.

EASO-ACCORD Joint Conference on COI Research Methodology

ACCORD is happy to have welcomed representatives of the COI community at the joint EASO/ACCORD conference on COI methodology in Vienna. There were two occasions for this event: The 20th anniversary of ACCORD and the publication of the revised EASO COI Report Methodology.

EASO publishes COI report on the security situation in Pakistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a COI report on the security situation in Pakistan.

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