Posts tagged with “standards”

Abridged version of the new ACCORD training manual available in German

An abridged version of the revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information” is now available in German. It was published by Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration.

New ACCORD training manual now also available in Russian

The revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information“, published by ACCORD in 2013, is now available in Russian. It was translated by UNHCR Ukraine.

COI Checklist of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court

The Austrian Federal Administrative Court developed a checklist for assessing the quality of country of origin information decisions on international protection. We are publishing this checklist with kind permission.

New ACCORD training manual now also available in Japanese

The revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information”, published by ACCORD in 2013, is now available in Japanese. It was translated by the Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo.

Handbook on the verification of user-generated content for journalists and aid responders released

The European Journalism Center released a handbook on the verification of digital content, which is freely available online. While it is primarily targeted at journalists and aid responders, it provides valuable advice for anyone researching user-generated content / social media.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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