This UNHCR report provides unique insights into EU state practices in the complex and challenging area of credibility assessment in asylum claims, based on research in EU Member States, guidance from states beyond the EU, training materials, over 200 court rulings and 70 academic publications. The checklists and flowcharts annexed to the report translate the legal and theoretical concepts into practical tools to assist decision-makers and support a fair assessment of credibility.
This annual report by Amnesty International provides an assessment of the human rights situation in the world. The 2013 report focuses on human rights abuses faced by people who have escaped conflict and persecution, i.e. refugees, or migrated to seek work and a better life for themselves and their families, i.e. migrants.
To access the country specific reports, go to Amnesty International Annual Report 2013
This annual publication by the US Department of State includes nearly 200 country/ territory specific reports which set forth the laws, policies, and practices of governments as well as the nature of societal respect for religious freedom in 2012.
To access the country specific reports, go to 2012 Report on International Religious Freedom
This annual publication by ILGA - Europe provides a snapshot of events in 2012-at both the international and national levels, documents progress, and highlights key developments and trends regarding the human rights situation of LGBTI people. To access country specific reports, go to Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People - 2013
This annual survey published by Freedom House provides a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories. The survey classifies countries as Free (43%), Partly Free (23%) and Not Free (34%).
To access the country specific reports, go to Freedom in the World - 2013
Core legal instruments and UNHCR's policy and guidance relating to children at risk.
Provisions, guidance and tools on detention, prison conditions and freedom of movement.
Legal, policy and guidance documents on gender equality and women.
Legal, policy and operational documents relating to Internally Displaced Persons.
Key information relevant to the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict.
Documents on the intersection between refugee protection and international migration.
Legal, policy and guidance materials relevant to the refugee status determination process.
Core documents on UNHCR's resettlement activities, challenges and the policy framework.
Key materials relevant for asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Key documents from several special initiatives to clarify and strengthen UNHCR's mandate.
Legal instruments, UNHCR policy documents and guidance on statelessness.
Documents relevant to the human rights mechanisms within the United Nations.
A refugee father waits to hear from his long-lost children in Bhutan before deciding to apply for resettlement to another country.
A year after touching the world's heart at the London Olympics and 20 years after leaving his village, the South Sudanese marathon runner goes home.
The UN refugee agency delivers vital aid to Al Raqqa, where the humanitarian situation is reported to be dire after being inaccessible for the past three months.
UNHCR and its partners move more than 7,000 people from Tissi at the border to Ab Gadam camp in the past month, mostly women, children and older refugees.
To relieve pressure on three existing camps, UNHCR opens Hitsats Camp that can eventually house up to 20,000 refugees.
Nothing has prepared Hala for becoming a refugee. Now, with her eight children, her sisters and their little ones, she is far from her home and her husband is still in Syria.