USDOS publishes annual reports on religious freedom and on human trafficking for 2018

The US Department of State released its annual report on international religious freedom covering 2018, as well as its annual report on human trafficking (covering Aprul 2018 to March 2019).

UNHCR reports new record level of 70.8 million displaced

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2018. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 70.8 million at the end of 2018, leaving the population of forcibly displaced at another record high.

EASO COI Report Methodology 2019 and Writing and Referencing Guide

EASO published a new COI report methodology, updating the 2012 version, as well as a style guide.

The April 2019 issue of The Researcher

The Researcher is published two times a year by the Refugee Documentation Centre (RDC) in Ireland. It is a publication which combines academic papers, summaries of caselaw, guides to new legislation, reports of conferences, articles on RDC services and items of country of origin information. 

Discussion with Joel Wing (Musings on Iraq)

On 28 March, ACCORD and the Diakonie’s Refugee Service invited representatives from all actors involved in asylum procedures to a discussion with Joel Wing.

US Department of State releases the 2018 human rights reports

The US Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2018.

Joint Communication by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Austrian Red Cross

UNHCR and the Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD), a department of the Austrian Red Cross, are partnering up for a streamlined content division between their protection information databases, Refworld and ecoi.net.

New ACCORD report on Afghanistan: humanitarian and security situation in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-e Sharif

ACCORD published an Afghanistan report on the economic, humanitarian and security situation in three cities: Kabul, Herat and Mazar-e Sharif.

Judicial practical guide on country of origin information published by EASO

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a practical guide on COI to assist judges and decision-makers in their use of COI. Additionally, EASO published an extensive judicial analysis produced by IARLJ-Europe on evidence and credibility assessment in the context of the Common European Asylum System. 

The October 2018 issue of The Researcher

The Researcher is published two times a year by the Refugee Documentation Centre (RDC) in Ireland. It is a publication which combines academic papers, summaries of caselaw, guides to new legislation, reports of conferences, articles on RDC services and items of country of origin information.

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