Posts from April 2016

The April 2016 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.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office releases the 2015 human rights reports; UNHCR published new guidelines on Afghanistan

The UK Foreign & Commonewalth Office released its annual report on human rights in selected countries, covering 2015. UNHCR published new Eligibility Guidelines on Afghanistan.

US Department of State releases the 2015 human rights reports

The US Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2015. And Freedom House launched this year’s “Nations in Transit” report.

New country priorities on

Starting with April 2016, we updated our list of country priorities. These priorities define which sources are covered on, i.e. which documents you can expect to find for a country. This update is based on Austrian, European and global asylum statistics and affects the coverage of a wide range of sources and countries on

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