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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.

EASO-ACCORD Joint Conference on COI Research Methodology

ACCORD is happy to have welcomed representatives of the COI community at the joint EASO/ACCORD conference on COI methodology in Vienna. There were two occasions for this event: The 20th anniversary of ACCORD and the publication of the revised EASO COI Report Methodology.

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.

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. 

UNHCR’s online course on COI

UNHCR and ACCORD have developed an e-learning course on country of origin information (COI). The course is built around a case study, and takes the learner through some of the main questions on COI research methodology, including source assessment.

The ACCORD COI training manual is now also available in Spanish

The revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information“, published by ACCORD in 2013, is now available in Spanish. We thank UNHCR for commissioning the translation.

Style Guide of CEDOCA, Belgium

The Belgian COI unit CEDOCA published a Style Guide for its COI products.

Abridged version of the new ACCORD training manual available in German

An abridged version of the revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information” is now available in German. It was published by Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration.

New ACCORD training manual now also available in Russian

The revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information“, published by ACCORD in 2013, is now available in Russian. It was translated by UNHCR Ukraine.

COI Checklist of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court

The Austrian Federal Administrative Court developed a checklist for assessing the quality of country of origin information decisions on international protection. We are publishing this checklist with kind permission.

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