Posts tagged with “coi”

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.

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).

New issue of “Forced Migration Review” on technology, includes an article on COI

Issue 38 of the Forced Migration Review covers the positive and negative aspects of the spread of modern technologies for researchers and agencies as well as for displaced people themselves. The issue also contains an article on access to good quality Country of Origin Information.

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.

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