Posts tagged with “accord”

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).

COI Training in Cairo

Today’s Face to Face Meeting in Cairo concludes a Blended Learning Course on Country of Origin Information commissioned by UNHCR.

New featured topic on Abyei (Sudan & South Sudan), update on Nigeria; new ACCORD-report on Myanmar

A new featured topic on the political and administrative status of the Abyei Area, disputed between Sudan & South Sudan, is available, and the featured topic on Nigeria has been updated. Additionally, a new 155 pages COI report on Myanmar has been published by ACCORD.

Joint Fact Finding Mission Report on Kurds in Syria

The report “Human rights issues concerning Kurds in Syria” is the product of a joint fact finding mission by the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) and ACCORD/Austrian Red Cross to Damascus/Syria, Beirut/Lebanon, and Erbil and Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in January/February 2010.

Next Blended Learning Course by the COI Training Network in May / June 2010

In a four week e-learning phase with a subsequent face-to-face meeting participants will acquire extensive knowledge and practical skills in the field of Country of Origin Information Research. The next Blended Learning Course by the COI Training Network will be held in May / June 2010.

Report based on COI-Workshop: Clans in Somalia – revised edition

ACCORD released a revised edition of the report on Clans in Somalia based on a COI Workshop held by Dr. Joakim Gundel in May 2009.

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.

New ACCORD report on Kurds in Turkey (German)

[continuing in German language] Der Bericht setzt sich mit Fragestellungen rund um Meinungs- und Redefreiheit, sowie Presse- und Versammlungsfreiheit in kurdischen Belangen auseinander, beleuchtet die Situation pro-kurdischer Parteien und gibt einen Überblick über die Situation von Kurden beim Wehrdienst, Ungleichbehandlungen von KurdInnen in Haft und vor Gericht, sowie über Gewalt gegen kurdische Frauen.

New ACCORD report on consciencious objection in Turkey (German)

[continuing in German lanugage only] Basierend auf einem Vortrag der türkischen Rechtsanwältin Suna Coskun vom 26. September 2008 in Wien setzt sich ein neuer Bericht von ACCORD mit Fragen rund um das Thema Wehrdienstverweigerung und Wehrpflicht auseinander.

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