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

EASO launches new COI Portal in Beta version, also publishes new report on Somalia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) announced the launch of its redesigned COI portal. EASO’s COI portal is now accessible to the public and focuses on the the collection of COI authored by national asylum administrations from EU+ member states.
EASO has also published a new report on Somalia.

Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index 2016 available

The 2016 edition of Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index is available. The report covers political participation, rule of law, stability of democratic institutions, socioeconomic development, economic transformation, private property and other topics for 129 countries and is published every two years.

AI releases Annual Report 2015/16

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2015/16 was released today. This edition covers 2015.

ACCORD publishes overviews on conflict events based on ACLED data

ACCORD publishes a series of overviews on conflict events in selected countries. These overviews are based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED).

New reports by EASO on security situation in Afghanistan and by ACCORD on Ethiopian domestic workers

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update to its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan. And ACCORD has published a report on Ethiopian female domestic workers in Ethiopia and abroad.

HRW publishes World Report 2016

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2015.

New ACCORD report on Iran: women, children, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, as well as on “moral crimes”

A new 94 pages COI report on Iran has been published by ACCORD.

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