The ACCORD training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information” is now available in Korean. It was translated by UNHCR Korea.
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.
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 published a new COI report methodology, updating the 2012 version, as well as a style guide.
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 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 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.
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.
As part of the EASO Practical Guide series, the European Asylum Support Office published a guide on researching the situation of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons (LGB) in countries of origin.
As part of the CREDO project, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) published the second volume of its multidisciplinary training manual on the assessment of credibility in asylum procedures. This second volume focuses on multilingual contexts, gender-related challenges of credibility assessment and credibility assessment with children.