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Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)

The Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) is an independent country of origin information centre affiliated with the Austrian Red Cross and co-funded by the European Refugee Fund, UNHCR, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior and the Austrian refugee organizations. ACCORD's activities include researching individual information requests, publishing country reports and managing the country of origin information website www.ecoi.net. Between 1999 and 2002, and again in 2005 and 2007, ACCORD organized workshops in the European Country of Origin Information Seminar Series.

This collection contains: Länderberichten (country reports), Länderkurzübersichten (compilation of electronic sources on a specific country), Reiseberichten (reports from fact-finding missions) and reports from the European Country of Origin Information Seminar Series.  Website: www.roteskreuz.at/i18n/en/organise/accord/
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Afghanistan: Information about the treatment of artists, actors, theatre workers (including script writers), singers, etc. by the Taliban

27 July 2011 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: Khost province (period 1992-1995): 1) Information on the conflict in Khost; 2) Role and duties of the Director-General (Mudir-e-Umoomi) of Logistics of the 25th Brigade (Firq-e-Besht o Panj); Standards of conduct of men under the command of [name removed] (allegedly the commander of Rabbani's forces in Khost)

30 June 2011 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1) Information on the activities of the Iraqi Awakening Councils between 2007 and 2009; 2) Information on crimes committed by members of the Awakening Councils in the same period

6 September 2010 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: Afghan Hazaras from Ghazni Province 1) Nexus between general security situation and Hazara minority in Ghazni province, particularly in Jaghuri district; 2) Clashes between Hazaras and Kuchi nomads in Ghazni; 3) General information on the situation of the Hazaras

6 September 2010 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: 1) Information on the current procedure for issuance of Iranian passports; 2) Information on last changes of the procedure for issuance of Iranian passports; information on possible updates of the procedure in the period between or previous to 2004-2005; 3) a) Provided that there was an update: Information on time requirements for replacing an old with a new passport; b) provided that there was no update: Information on time requirements for issuance of a biometric passport

6 September 2010 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: Battlefield execution committees mostly operating during the Iran-Iraq war and allegedly under the authority of the Ba'ath Party or military command

28 April 2010 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: General return and re-integration prospects for Afghans who were born or have been living in Iran or Pakistan for extended periods of time

27 April 2010 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Clans in Somalia

December 2009 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Country Reports

Armenia: Persecution of army officers: 1) Officers who disobeyed orders to shoot at protesters during manifestations on 1 March 2008 and have been subjected to disproportionate punishment; 2) Officers who have been sent to Nagorno-Karabakh as a disciplinary sanction and have possibly been killed there under unusual circumstances; 3) Armenian army officers (or officers from other former Soviet states) who have been killed abroad under unusual circumstances

17 November 2009 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: Role of cooks, clerks and drivers in military and security apparatus of Saddam Hussein's regime

29 October 2009 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

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