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.

Afghanistan: new UNHCR eligibility guidelines and UNAMA’s mid-year report published

Two important publications on Afghanistan have been released: new UNHCR eligibility guidelines and UNAMA’s mid-year report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Both are available on ecoi.net:

Featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, and Nigeria updated

The featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, and Nigeria have been updated.

New ACCORD report on Pakistan; Freedom House publishes Nations in Transit 2013

A new 242 pages COI report on Pakistan has been published by ACCORD. Freedom House published its annual Nations in Transit report.

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