USDOS publishes annual reports on terrorism and human trafficking 2019

The US Department of State released its annual reports on terrorism and those on human trafficking, covering 2019.

UNHCR reports 79.5 million displaced

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2019. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 79.5 million at the end of 2019, leaving the population of forcibly displaced at another record high.

USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2019

The US Department of State released its annual report on the freedom of religion, covering 2019.

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

The UNHCR Representation in Japan developed a machine translation service for RSD stakeholders to use 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.

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