AI releases Annual Report 2016/17

Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2016/17 was released today. This edition covers 2016.

New issues of ACCORD’s overviews on conflict events based on ACLED data

With the latest quarterly releases, overviews for the full year 2016 are now available. The overviews are published by ACCORD and based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED). Please note: The versions for some countries for the 2016 quarters 1-3 contained errors and will be replaced.

HRW publishes World Report 2017 and ACCORD publishes a report on Sri Lanka

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2016. ACCORD released a COI compilation on Sri Lanka.

UNHCR’s online course on COI

UNHCR and ACCORD have developed an e-learning course on country of origin information (COI). The course is built around a case study, and takes the learner through some of the main questions on COI research methodology, including source assessment.

EASO publishes 8 COI reports: on Afghanistan, Turkey and West Balkan countries

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update of its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan. EASO also published 6 country reports on West Balkan countries and one on Turkey.

The October 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.

New ACCORD report on Pakistan

A new COI compilation on Pakistan has been published by ACCORD.

USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2015

The US Department of State released its annual report on international religious freedom covering 2015.

New reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan: ACCORD on Afghanistan; EASO on Pakistan; BFA Staatendokumentation on both countries

ACCORD published the documentation of a seminar with two experts on Afghanistan. EASO published a report on the security situation in Pakistan. And the COI Department of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum published a dossier on the foundations of the clan & tribal structure in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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.

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