New UNHCR report says global forced displacement at 18-year high

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2012.

UNHCR study on credibility assessment in asylum procedures in the EU

As part of the CREDO project, UNHCR published an extensive report on credibility assessment in EU asylum systems. The report also covers the use of COI for assessing credibility of statements of asylum seekers.

USDOS publishes annual report on terrorism for 2012

The US Department of State released its annual report on terrorism.

AI releases Annual Report 2013

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2013 (covering events of 2012) was released today.

USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2012, ILGA two reports on LGBTI persons

The US Department of State released its annual report on international religious freedom covering 2012.

Freedom House publishes Freedom of the Press 2013, and our featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia were updated

Freedom House publishes its annual report Freedom of the Press. The country reports will be added to ecoi.net as soon as they become available. Our featured topics on Afghanistan (security situation in Kabul), Dagestan (security situation), Nigeria (Boko Haram) and on Somalia (events related to al-Shabaab) were updated.

New issue of The Researcher and the USDOS releases the 2012 human rights reports

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 US Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2012.

Sources update: additional UN committees, IPS news, Women News Network, Caucasian Knot

We now cover more sources regularly on ecoi.net: three additional UN committees, two additional UN missions, the Inter Press Service news agency, the Women News Network, and Caucasian Knot.

Methodology of the COI Unit of the Austrian Federal Asylum Office

The COI Unit of the Austrian Federal Asylum Office published a new version of its working methodology.

UNHCR Asylum Levels and Trends 2012 in Industrialized Countries: Highest number of asylum applications since 2003

UNHCR released statistics on the number of asylum applications in 2012 in 44 industrialized countries, showing an increase by 8 per cent. The highest increase is reported for asylum requests from Syrians.

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