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Since going online in 2001 became the most comprehensive public and free of charge portal of country of origin information for all parties involved in refugee status determination procedures. stands for quality and currency. Currently the portal is updated with more than 1,200 documents per month. We constantly strive to improve our services and  implemented new technologies and advanced search tools.Improved Search Functions

Training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information” published

An updated (mainly: hyperlink-checking) version of the 2004 training manual on researching COI has been published and can be downloaded in 7 languages at the following address:

The first issue of “The Researcher”, the irish Refugee Documentation Centre’s newsletter (March 2006)

The Researcher is a new initiative of the Refugee Documentation Centre. It is an electronic newsletter distributed by e-mail and published quarterly. The purpose of The Researcher is to provide our clients and interested parties with up to date information on developments in the RDC. The newsletter will cover topics related to Country of Origin Information and legal research. We hope to feature a specialist article on a particular theme in each issue. We will also let you know of recent library acquisitions, new resources and relevant RDC statistics. We welcome your feedback on any of these matters.

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