The ACCORD training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information” is now available in Korean. It was translated by UNHCR Korea.
Together with the Federal Agency for Reception and Support Services, ACCORD held a COI webinar on Afghanistan on 22 February. Its written documentation is now available.
As part of the EASO Practical Guide series, the European Asylum Support Office published a guide on researching the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer persons (LGBTIQ) in countries of origin.
Asylum Research Centre (ARC) updated their comparative analysis of the USDOS human rights reports, adding 2020.
An article in the International Migration Review discusses the use of COI in asylum decisions, especially regarding credibility assessments.
Femke Vogelaar's summary of the dissertation she published in December 2020.
Asylum Research Centre (ARC) released a comparative analysis of the USDOS human rights reports of the years 2016 to 2019.
The Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs in July released an extensive report with recommendations on the use of COI. For the reports, current practices in Austria, Poland and the UK have been examined along with the Netherlands'.
The UNHCR Representation in Japan developed a machine translation service for RSD stakeholders to use ecoi.net in the Japanese language.