Posts tagged with “standards”

EASO publishes methodology and first COI report, on Afghanistan: Taliban Recruitment Strategies

The first COI report produced by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has been published. It focuses on Taliban recruitment strategies in Afghanistan. Along with the report, the EASO also published its methodology for COI reports.

Study: Country Information in Asylum Procedures – Quality as a Legal Requirement in the EU

As a result of the ERF-funded project “COI in Judicial Practice”, in which the Austrian Red Cross/ACCORD participated, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee has published a new study on how quality standards of Country of Origin Information (COI) appear in the form of authoritative legal requirements within the present system, either as binding legal provisions or guiding judicial practice. As such, the study intends to provide a  tool and a set of concrete examples for policy- and law-makers, advocates, judges and trainers active in this field.

Structural Differences and Access to COI at European Courts Dealing with Asylum

As a result of the ERF-funded project “COI in Judicial Practice”, in which the Austrian Red Cross/ACCORD participated, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee has published a study on structural differences between European courts dealing with asylum and their access to Country of Origin Information (COI).

Further Developing Asylum Quality in the EU: manual & summary report

UNHCR published a summary report on its EU-funded project on quality of asylum procedures in nine EU member states. Additionally, a manual introducing to various elements necessary for a high quality asylum system provides annotated checklists as an aide to decision-makers.

Study on the examination of LGBTI asylum applications in the European Union

Fleeing Homophobia, a project by COC Nederland and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has published a report on differences in the examination of LGBTI asylum applications in member states of the European Union. The report also contains a chapter on Country of Origin Information (COI) in the LGBTI context.

Common EU Guidelines on (Joint) Fact Finding Missions published

The EU common guidelines on (Joint) Fact Finding Missions serve as a practical tool to assist EU member states in organizing Fact Finding Missions to gather Country of Origin Information. Click on “Read more” for details on these new Guidelines and to access them.

COI Training Manual translated to Italian

With the Italian version of the COI Training Manual, translated by the Consiglio Italiano Rifugiati (CIR), the manual is now available in seven languages.

Common EU Guidelines for processing Country of Origin Information (COI)

The Common EU Guidelines for processing Country of Origin Information (COI), April 2008

HHC publishes Study on Legal Requirements for Quality of COI in the EU

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s (HHC) study “Country Information in Asylum Procedures – Quality as a Legal Requirement in the EU” is published in the framework of the trans-national project “COI Network III – Training, Master Class, Good Practice”. It investigates how substantive quality standards of researching and assessing COI appear in the form of legal requirements in the EU.

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: http://www.coi-training.net/

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