CORI's team of trained specialist researchers provide high quality reports documenting conditions in countries of origin to support decision making within refugee status determination.

Country of Origin Information is vital in establishing whether or not a person's fear of persecution is well-founded.

"A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of                     a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear,                    is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country                     of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.."
Definition of 'Refugee', Article 1 of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees as amended by the 1967 Protocol

                                                      Objective evidence                Documenting persecution worldwide
                                                             Well founded fear                                         Research expertise
Researching human rights in countries of origin

Case specific research for asylum and human rights claims

                                                             Resources for the refugee determination process
                         Gender Specialists                              
                                       "From the waist down, a  woman is the property of a man", Judge, Kandahar

                                                               "If a man does not beat his wife once a month he is not a man", Mongolian Proverb