UNHCR reports record level of 65,3 million displaced

UNHCR released its annual Global Trends report, covering displacement that occurred during 2015. The report says the number of people forcibly displaced was 65.3 million at the end of 2015, the highest level ever recorded.

New featured topics on Turkey and on Egypt available, others updated

New featured topics on Turkey (refugees, i.e. international protection) and on Egypt (Copts) are now available. The featured topics on Afghanistan, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, and Somalia, all now dealing with the security situation, have been updated.

USDOS publishes annual report on terrorism

The US Department of State released its annual report on terrorism.

The April 2016 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.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office releases the 2015 human rights reports; UNHCR published new guidelines on Afghanistan

The UK Foreign & Commonewalth Office released its annual report on human rights in selected countries, covering 2015. UNHCR published new Eligibility Guidelines on Afghanistan.

US Department of State releases the 2015 human rights reports

The US Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2015. And Freedom House launched this year’s “Nations in Transit” report.

New country priorities on ecoi.net

Starting with April 2016, we updated our list of country priorities. These priorities define which sources are covered on ecoi.net, i.e. which documents you can expect to find for a country. This update is based on Austrian, European and global asylum statistics and affects the coverage of a wide range of sources and countries on ecoi.net.

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.

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