New ACCORD training manual on “Researching Country of Origin Information”

ACCORD has published a revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information”, updating the 2004 edition. It is available for download and in print now.

The October 2013 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.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee publishes a training manual on credibility assessment in asylum procedures

As part of the CREDO project, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) published a multidisciplinary training manual on the assessment of credibility in asylum procedures.

COI and social media – a literature review by New Zealand’s Country Research Branch

The Country Research Branch of Immigration New Zealand, which is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has published a literature review  on the use of information sourced from social media in COI research.

Featured topics on Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Nigeria (Boko Haram) and Somalia (Al-Shabaab) have been updated.

New ACCORD report on Iran

A new 204 pages COI compilation on Iran has been published by ACCORD.

Style Guide of the Refugee Documentation Centre, Ireland

The Irish Legal Aid Board’s Refugee Documentation Centre kindly granted us permission to publish their Query Response Style Guide.

Featured topics on Dagestan and Afghanistan updated

The featured topics on Dagestan (security situation) and Afghanistan (general security situation and events in Kabul) have been updated.

Best practice guide for expert witnesses: Expert country evidence in asylum and immigration cases in the United Kingdom

Anthony Good and Tobias Kelly from the University of Edinburgh have published a Best Practice Guide for expert witnesses providing country evidence in asylum and immigration cases in the United Kingdom.

Featured topics on Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Nigeria (Boko Haram) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated.

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