Research Guide on health care reports published by EASO

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a research guide used for the production of medical country of origin information fact sheets.

Symposium on the limits of COI research

The Austrian Federal Administrative Court and ACCORD organised a symposium in May 2018 to discuss the possibilities and limits of COI research.

UNHCR publishes new guidelines on Afghanistan

UNHCR released new eligibility guidelines on Afghanistan, replacing the April 2016 guidelines.

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.

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