Featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria, and Somalia updated

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

[obosolete:] ecoi.net scheduled maintenance period: daily at 05:15 CET

Update 2018: With the relaunch of our system, there is no longer a daily mainenance period.

ecoi.net introduces scheduled maintenance period: each day at 05:15 CET the ecoi.net database will be deactivated. The downtimes will range from a couple of minutes to about an hour. This blog will remain usable during the maintenance periods.

USCIS training module: Researching and Using Country of Origin Information in RAIO Adjudications

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a training module on researching and using COI for their asylum adjudicators. The document contains guidelines, examples and exercises for asylum decision-makers.

Featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Afghanistan (security in Kabul), the Russian Federation (security in Dagestan), Nigeria (Boko Haram) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated.

Mapping paper on NGOs working on COI in Europe published by ARC & DCR

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) and the Dutch Council for Refugees (DCR) published a mapping paper on NGO actors working on Country of Origin Information in Europe.

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.

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