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The Transparency Gap

Nääf, Amanda LU (2012) JURM02 20122
Department of Law
Abstract
This essay examines the use and transparency of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Law case law in situations of indiscriminate or generalised violence, using primary material from RefWorld. Using criteria for international best practices, in accordance with international guidelines for COI assessment, this essay examines if COI is used and if these best practices are referred to and followed, in order to unearth if the use of COI in the case law is transparent and traceable defined by the international benchmarks. The study shows that, although COI is used in the vast majority of the cases, the international best practices are neither used nor referred to. Additionally, the use of COI is not fully transparent according to the... (More)
This essay examines the use and transparency of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Law case law in situations of indiscriminate or generalised violence, using primary material from RefWorld. Using criteria for international best practices, in accordance with international guidelines for COI assessment, this essay examines if COI is used and if these best practices are referred to and followed, in order to unearth if the use of COI in the case law is transparent and traceable defined by the international benchmarks. The study shows that, although COI is used in the vast majority of the cases, the international best practices are neither used nor referred to. Additionally, the use of COI is not fully transparent according to the international standards in any of the cases. (Less)
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author
Nääf, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An investigation of the transparency and traceability of country of origin information in asylum law
course
JURM02 20122
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Country of origin information, COI, Transparency, Traceability
language
English
id
3358625
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2016-03-07 13:51:59
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the use and transparency of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Law case law in situations of indiscriminate or generalised violence, using primary material from RefWorld. Using criteria for international best practices, in accordance with international guidelines for COI assessment, this essay examines if COI is used and if these best practices are referred to and followed, in order to unearth if the use of COI in the case law is transparent and traceable defined by the international benchmarks. The study shows that, although COI is used in the vast majority of the cases, the international best practices are neither used nor referred to. Additionally, the use of COI is not fully transparent according to the international standards in any of the cases.},
  author       = {Nääf, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Country of origin information,COI,Transparency,Traceability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Transparency Gap},
  year         = {2012},
}