European Commission: EASO publishes its first Country of Origin Information Report on Afghanistan

Friday, October 4, 2013

On 10/07/2012, the European Asylum Support Office published its first country of origin information (COI) report. The report focuses on Taliban recruitment strategies in Afghanistan. It has also published a methodology guideline for future similar reports. Country of origin reports represent a crucial tool for the decision-making on asylum applications and their availability enhances harmonisation of asylum procedures in the EU. The purpose of this report is to provide information supporting COI Experts, Decision and Policy Makers active in the Refugee Status Determination Procedures. EASO also published a report on COI Report Methodology. The COI Report Methodology sets standards and guidelines for writing COI reports.

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees published on 10/07/2012 their perspective in the paper "Forced recruitment by the Taliban in Afghanistan".

For the full text of the above-mentioned EASO documents please visit: European Commission: DG Home Affairs: Afghanistan: Taliban Strategies – Recruitment report

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