This manual outlines the role and relevance of Country of Origin Information (COI) in refugee status determination (RSD) procedures or in procedures relating to other forms of international protection. It presents quality standards for the research and the use of COI. The manual is not a legal guideline for decision-makers or legal advisors in procedures for persons seeking international protection. Where reference to principles of refugee law and jurisprudence is made, it serves to highlight the role and function of the factual evidence of COI in these procedures.
|LANGUAGE||English, Russian, Spanish|
|METHOD OF LEARNING||Self-Learning|
|DELIVERY DATE (if applicable)||-|
|COST (if applicable)||Free public guidance document|
|IS THE COURSE/CURRICULUM AVAILABLE? (if applicable)||Yes|
|FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT||Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)|
Please see the overview of the contents on pages 7-8 at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5273a56b4.html