Featured topics on Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia updated – new report on Libya

The featured topics on Nigeria (Boko Haram), the Russian Federation (security in Dagestan) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated. Furthermore, a five-part report on Libya has been published jointly by the the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, the Belgian CGRS, Norway’s Landinfo and the Swedish Migrationsverket.

Featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Afghanistan (security in Kabul), Nigeria (Boko Haram), the Russian Federation (security in Dagestan) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated.

The October 2014 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. The current issue contains an article on how ecoi.net selects information.

EASO publishes COI report on Somalia: Background an overview on South and Central Somalia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a COI report on South and Central Somalia. The report was co-authored by, i.a., the COI department of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum.

Featured topics on Afghanistan, Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Afghanistan (security in Kabul), Nigeria (Boko Haram) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated.

EASO publishes summary of tools and tips for online COI research

As part of the EASO Practical Guide series, the European Asylum Support Office published a guide informing about the main tools and tips for online research of country of origin information.

COI Checklist of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court

The Austrian Federal Administrative Court developed a checklist for assessing the quality of country of origin information decisions on international protection. We are publishing this checklist with kind permission.

USDOS publishes annual report on religious freedom for 2013

The US Department of State released its annual report on international religious freedom covering 2013.

New ACCORD report on Darfur

A new 224 pages COI report on Darfur (Sudan) has been published by ACCORD.

Linklist on the role of evidence in refugee status determination

We have added a linklist on the role of objective evidence in the refugee status determination process to our blog. The linklist is maintained by Elisa Mason for the Fahamu Refugee Programme.

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