Research reports


Algerian Sunni converting to Shi'ite sect of Islam, 2 March 2009

China: Tibet

Dissemination of nationalist messages, treatment of Tibetans holding anti-China views, consequences for Tibetans leaving illegally, restrictions on Tibetans practicing Buddhism, 29 June 2009


CORI Country Report: Ethiopia, January 2010

Treatment of members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), including members of theri family, 6 July 2009


People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA), Operations “The Sun”, “Forty Lanterns/Stars”, “Eternal Light” and “Marwarid (Pearl)”, 21 September 2009

Status of Christian Converts who do not try to proselytize or those who are not active pastors in Iran, 24 November 2008

Treatment of Iranians, who protested in London following June 2009 presidential elections, on return to Iran, 20 June 2010


Treatment of Christians in Niger, including Muslims converted to Christianity, 16 March 2009

Russian Federation

CORI Country Report: Russian Federation, October 2010

Sierra Leone

Fear of forced initiation into the Poro secret society in Freetown, 6 March 2009

Sri Lanka

CORI Country Report: Sri Lanka, April 2010

Treatment of Sinhalese suspected of supporting LTTE and having skipped bail, returning as a failed asylum seeker, May 2010


Involvement of the Sudanese Popular Police Force in human rights violations and / or violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Darfur, 14 April 2008


 Country of Origin Information and Women: Researching gender and persecution in the context of asylum and human rights claims', Asylum Aid, London, 2007

Bethany Collier



Country of Origin Information
Common EU Guidelines on Processing Country of Origin Informaiton (COI), European Union,  Argo Project, April 2008

Guidelines for the use of langaguge analysis in relation to questions of national origin in refugee cases, International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, Volume 11:2 (2004)

Medio - legal
The Istanbul Protocol, Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and other Cruel, inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, submitting to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 9 August 1999