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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our database features 500 country-of-origin information reports which are available for free download.


Author: Sophie Kloos


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latest news

  • Learn more about Child-specific Country of Origin Information (COI)

    Join us online for our roundtable discussion on Child-specific Country of Origin Information (COI) and learn more about our new Publications on Children and Young People.  Monday 17th June 2024, 1:00- 2:30 pm BST/ 14:00- 15:30 pm CEST. Read more

  • New report on autism in Sierra Leone

    We are pleased to share a new report covering: Sierra Leone: autism. This report was produced in response to a query from an asylum professional, and responds to the research questions submitted to us. Read more

  • New Albania research report published

    This research was initiated in response to a need for information on the conditions experienced by trafficked men, women and children in Albania identified by legal representatives and practitioners in the field of asylum. The research covers trafficking profiles, protection, and assistance in Albania for survivors of trafficking, and its limitations in practice. Read more

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