ARC provides a country of origin information research service to support asylum claims and undertakes research, advocacy and training to improve the quality of refugee status determination
- Case specific COI research and analysis
- A free bi-monthly COI Update
- Country specific, thematic or customised training
- Policy briefings
- Research consultancy and project management
December 2013 publication: Still Human Still Here Commentary on the December 2013 Nigeria OGN.
December 2013 publication: ARC reviewed the Austrian Red Cross/ ACCORD's Researching Country of Origin Information - Training Manual, 2013 edition.
October 2013 publication: ARC and the Dutch Council for Refugees (DCR), supported by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) published the 1st mapping exercise of NGOs working on Country of Origin Information in Europe (October 2013).
May 2012: In the UK Country Guidance case AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan CG  UKUT 00163(IAC) promulgated on 18th May 2012, the Tribunal determined that “there may be a useful role in country guidance cases for reports by COI (Country of Origin) analysts/consultants” such as ARC (headnote A (iv) and para. 178) and considered that ARC consultants have the “relevant skills and experience to undertake this work” (para. 178).
Country of Origin Information Update
In order to keep up to date with recent publications and developments in the top refugee producing countries, ARC produces a free bi-monthly COI Update, which also contains notifications of new Home Office country of origin publications.
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