we stand for asylum decisions based on evidence

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

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

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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.

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latest news

  • Apply to become our new Network Coordinator

    We are recruiting a Network Coordinator based in the Netherlands or the UK with a passion for volunteer community management. This is a full-time role ideally starting in October 2022. Read more

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    Our in-depth analysis highlights key gaps and omissions in the Country Policy and Information Note: Rwanda, asylum system, and the key inconsistencies between the available Country of Origin Information and conclusions reached in the Home Office's assessment of the Rwandan asylum system. Read more

  • Five tips for Disability-Focused COI research

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  • How Interviews Can Help Fill Information Gaps

    We are often confronted with lawyers submitting research questions which might not be easily answered solely through conducting open source research. We share our recommendations on when and how to conduct interviews. Read more