EASO launches new COI Portal in Beta version, also publishes new report on Somalia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) announced the launch of its redesigned COI portal. EASO’s COI portal is now accessible to the public and focuses on the the collection of COI authored by national asylum administrations from EU+ member states.
EASO has also published a new report on Somalia.

Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index 2016 available

The 2016 edition of Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index is available. The report covers political participation, rule of law, stability of democratic institutions, socioeconomic development, economic transformation, private property and other topics for 129 countries and is published every two years.

AI releases Annual Report 2015/16

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2015/16 was released today. This edition covers 2015.

ACCORD publishes overviews on conflict events based on ACLED data

ACCORD publishes a series of overviews on conflict events in selected countries. These overviews are based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED).

New reports by EASO on security situation in Afghanistan and by ACCORD on Ethiopian domestic workers

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update to its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan. And ACCORD has published a report on Ethiopian female domestic workers in Ethiopia and abroad.

HRW publishes World Report 2016

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2015.

New ACCORD report on Iran: women, children, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, as well as on “moral crimes”

A new 94 pages COI report on Iran has been published by ACCORD.

The October 2015 issue of The Researcher

The Researcher is published two times a year by the Refugee Documentation Centre (RDC) in Ireland. It is a publication which combines academic papers, summaries of caselaw, guides to new legislation, reports of conferences, articles on RDC services and items of country of origin information.

USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2014

The US Department of State released its annual report on international religious freedom covering 2014.

The ACCORD COI training manual is now also available in Spanish

The revised edition of the training manual “Researching Country of Origin Information“, published by ACCORD in 2013, is now available in Spanish. We thank UNHCR for commissioning the translation.

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