Updated country priorities on ecoi.net

In August 2018, 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 publishes first country guidance on Afghanistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published its first country guidance, on Afghanistan. The country guidance represents the joint assessment of the situation in the country by senior-level policy officials from the EU member states. 

UNHCR reports new record level of 68.5 million displaced

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2017. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 68.5 million at the end of 2017, leaving the population of forcibly displaced at another record high.

New, extended issues of ACCORD’s overviews on conflict events based on ACLED data

Issues covering the year 2017 are now available. The new overviews are extended to show more aspects of the data. The overviews are published by ACCORD and based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED).

EASO publishes update on the security situation in Afghanistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update to its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan.

The April 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. 

US Department of State releases the 2017 human rights reports

The US Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2017.

AI releases Annual Report 2017/18

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2017/18 was released today. This edition covers 2017.

Report on the UK Home Office's production and use of COI

The UK's Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration examined "examined the efficiency and effectiveness of the Home Office functions that produce and use COI, specifically how COI products are commissioned, developed and disseminated, and how they are used within the asylum process."

New ecoi.net website online

The new version of ecoi.net is online. The new website features a modern design, a new search engine, and more speed.

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