UNHCR reports biggest increase of forced displacement ever seen in a single year

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2014. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the highest level ever recorded.

USCIRF publishes annual report on religious freedom 2015

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom released its annual report on freedom of religion in 33 countries.

EASO publishes guide on researching the situation of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons

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.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee publishes second volume of the training manual on credibility assessment in asylum procedures

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.

The April 2015 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.

UNHCR Asylum Levels and Trends 2014 in Industrialized Countries: Highest number of asylum applications since 1992

UNHCR released statistics on the number of asylum applications in 2014 in 44 industrialized countries, showing an increase by 45 per cent compared to 2013. Syria is the top country of origin, followed by Iraq and Afghanistan.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office releases the 2014 human rights reports

The UK Foreign & Commonewalth Office released its annual report on human rights in selected countries, covering 2014.

AI releases Annual Report 2014/15

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2014/15 was released today. As there was no annual report last year, the current edition covers 2014 and key events from 2013.

EASO publishes COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan.

HRW publishes World Report 2015

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2014.

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