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Country Information

The country information collection consists of a wide variety of sources selected from UN, NGOs, Governments, International Organisations and others monitoring and reporting on country situations. Country information is vital for the refugee status determination procedure, as it assists the decision maker on issues of credibility and the objective situation in a country of origin in relation to an individual's claim. The majority of the documents in the collection cover the human rights situation in a particular country of origin. The source selection takes into account global coverage, relevance and proven reliability, objectivity and timeliness.

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Joint NGO Alternative Report to the UN Human Rights Committee on Bangladesh (119th Session – 6-29 March 2017)

29 March 2017 | Publisher: World Organisation Against Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Honduras: Justice gap over Berta Cáceres' murder sends warning to activists

27 February 2017 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country News

Syrian Arab Republic: Besieged communities (as of 26 Jan 2016)

26 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) | Document type: Maps

Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip

25 February 2017 | Publisher: UN News Service | Document type: Country News

UN Security Council calls for immediate investigation into recent violence in DR Congo's Kasai region

25 February 2017 | Publisher: UN News Service | Document type: Country News

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

24 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN

24 February 2017 | Publisher: UN News Service | Document type: Country News

Thailand: Quash Editor's Conviction for 'Insulting Monarchy'

24 February 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

NATO Consolidating 'Collective Defense' in Europe's East

24 February 2017 | Publisher: Jamestown Foundation | Document type: Country News

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities on her visit to Zambia

24 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Mission Reports

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