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.

access research

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


Author: Sophie Kloos


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latest news

  • New research report on LGBTQI+ in Ghana launched

    Our newest report addresses state treatment of LGBTQI+ persons in Ghana. It is the third in a series of research reports that address critical gaps in country-of-origin information. Read more

  • New Training Webinars Announced

    We opened registration for three more free training webinars for legal and asylum representatives in the UK. Register for the training webinars and download the training handbook here. Read more

  • We're Recruiting a Network Coordinator

    Asylos is looking for an ambitious Network Coordinator based in Amsterdam (or nearby) with a passion for community management. Read more

latest stories

  • What they don’t teach you in school about refugee law

    As a practicing immigration barrister, our Trustee Colin Yeo learnt that the vast majority of asylum cases win or lose on evidence, not law. Read more

  • A World in which Facts Matter

    Our trustee Alexandra Dufresne assesses the future role of human rights research in asylum claims under the Biden Administration and its effect on our work. Read more

  • Asylos at 10: Opening Remarks at the Anniversary Conference

    On 14th and 15th November, the Asylos network came together at a digital summit to celebrate its 10th birthday. In his opening remarks, our Chair Dick Oosting looks back at the first ten years of Asylos, takes stock of where we are at now and reflects on our future perspective. Read more