Article on the use of COI in asylum assessments in Norway
10 August 2021: coi, norway, credibility
An article in the International Migration Review discusses the use of COI in asylum decisions, especially regarding credibility assessments.
USDOS publishes annual report on trafficking in persons (April 2020 to March 2021)
5 July 2021: reports, usdos
The US Department of State released its annual report on trafficking in persons, covering April 2020 to March 2021.
UNHCR reports 82.4 million displaced
18 June 2021: unhcr, asylum statistics, easo
UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2020. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 82.4 million at the end of 2020, leaving the population of forcibly displaced at another record high.
ecoi.net user survey 2021
19 May 2021: our work
We're conducting a user survey and need your input.
USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2020
17 May 2021: reports, usdos
The US Department of State released its annual report on the freedom of religion, covering 2020.
Dissertation on the assessment of the probative value of COI in the context of international protection standards in guidance for decision-making
22 April 2021: coi, standards
Femke Vogelaar's summary of the dissertation she published in December 2020.
AI releases Annual Report 2020/21
7 April 2021: ai, reports
Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2020/21 was released today. This edition covers 2020.
USDOS publishes annual report on human rights for 2020
1 April 2021: reports, usdos
The US Department of State released its annual report on human rights, covering 2020. An update is announced for later this year.
ACCORD report on religious minorities in Pakistan
25 March 2021: accord, pakistan, our work, reports
The report covers the following topics: background information, legal framework, treatment by state actors and by non-state actors.
COI podcast, episode 2: Socio-economic situation in Somalia
16 March 2021: somalia, accord, our work, podcast
The COI podcasts (in German language), a cooperation between ACCORD and the University of Heidelberg, talk about backgrounds that can help to better understand country of origin information.