we stand for asylum decisions based on evidence

researching case-specific information

we research vital information to support people fleeing war, violence, persecution and grave threats claim their right to protection.

producing new sources

we map pertinent information gaps and address these by publishing interviews with experienced individuals.

promoting better procedures

we gather data about the use and impact of evidence in asylum courts and advocate for better procedures and fairer decision-making.

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Asylos provides country of origin information research services to help lawyers and caseworkers support their clients through the refugee procedure.

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  • COI Research in the era of COVID-19

    What are the challenges faced by COI researchers and providers as a result of COVID-19? How are the principles of COI, and how is the process of research, challenged by COVID-19? Asylos members Misha Nayak-Oliver and Kristen Meagher outline individual and collective actions to overcome COVID-related challenges. Read more

  • Remembering Srebrenica

    Our Trustee Alexandra Dufresne explains why high-quality country of origin information is essential to protect the loved ones of those killed in mass atrocities, like the Srebrenica genocide. Read more

  • Children with disabilities: accessing healthcare in Pakistan

    Qudrah fled Karachi to make sure her children with disabilities had adequate healthcare and social support, but how could she convince the Belgian authorities that the healthcare system in Pakistan simply wasn't sufficient? Read more