Researching Country of Origin Information: Training Manual, 2013

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.

CONTRIBUTING GOVT/AGENCYUNHCR
LANGUAGEEnglish, Russian, Spanish
TARGET AUDIENCEPractitioners
METHOD OF LEARNINGSelf-Learning
DURATION-
DELIVERY DATE (if applicable)-
PRE-REQUISITE-
COST (if applicable)Free public guidance document
IS THE COURSE/CURRICULUM AVAILABLE? (if applicable)Yes
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTAustrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please see the overview of the contents on pages 7-8 at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5273a56b4.html


The Bali Process Border Management Roundtable Discussion – Risks and Emerging Issues in People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons by Air

To support Bali Process Member States in strengthening border management and cooperation, the Regional Support Officer of the Bali Process (RSO), with support from Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) organized a 3-day Border Management Roundtable Discussion – Risks and Emerging Issues in People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons by Air.

Regional Workshop to Enhance Information Sharing on Maritime Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

On 1-2 November, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the RSO and UNODC hosted the United States funded, Regional Workshop to Enhance Information Sharing on Maritime Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.  The workshop brought together representatives of Member States to discuss and share experiences to enhance regional law enforcement information sharing on maritime smuggling and trafficking.

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