Commissioned Research

CORI provides country and thematic reports on conditions in countries of origin to legal representatives, governments and NGOs.  Please contact us for further details.

Case Specific Research

CORI provides case specific research bundles to the support refugee determination process.

CORI provides legal representatives with country of origin research  tailored specifically to their clients individual circumstances.  This is a great support for legal representatives running time limited legal aid and Fast Track cases.  We offer a cost effective way of producing comprehensive, specific, accurate, up to date, credible, relevant country information to support the application of asylum and human rights claims.

CORI has extensive experience of researching human rights conditions in countries of origin and has an established network of international contacts including academic, NGO, medical, legal, political and  journalistic sources and access to professional databases and expert knowledge of information providers and primary research organisations.

We cover all areas of COI and specialise in researching gender related human rights issues.

Benefits of using CORI's services

  • Case specific research bundles produced by trained and specialist researchers
  • Time saving support for legal representatives
  • Expertise and network of contacts established over 8 years
  • Specialists in researching gender based claims
Our research reports include:
  • Analysis of materials with reference to your clients specific circumstances
  • Analysis fully referenced to original source document
  • Full text of original source documents
  • Relevant sections of original text highlighted
  • Indexed listings
Our researchers have access to a large range of materials and will select appropriate documentation for your case that is:
  • From a credible source
  • Accurate
  • Up to date
  • Relevant to your clients specific circumstances
  • Free from our researchers subjective opinion
Our reports cost £250, allow a minimum of five working days for completion. Please contact us for special rates if you'd like to outsource all your research needs.

We also offer an hourly rate service.  This support can be offered at short notice and is particularly useful for those running Fast Track cases or those who have already undertaken some research but need further support.  A full listing of all sources consulted will be provided.  Our familiarity with available resources and knowledge of human rights issues mean we can research efficiently for you in short periods of time.

Our hourly rate is £60.

You can give us instruction on aspects of your clients case to research by completing our Research Request Form or by giving details by e-mail or phone.  In addition our team of researchers can work directly from a SEF, RFRL or Determination to increase the relevancy and accuracy of information provided in relation to your clients specific circumstances. Please forward instructions to or 0207 652 1458/ 07906 832 952.

What solicitors have said about our service

"The bundle was very well researched and useful. I relied on it and quoted extensively on its material."

Brighton Mutebuka, Harrison Bundey Solicitors

"Thank you for the country bundle you prepared which arrived timely, it was really helpful to us - I liked the way you 
highlighted the relevant passages.
...we won that appeal and the Home Office agreed to grant our client refugee status!"

Nazan Ozgur, Turpin Miller Solicitors


CORI provides carefully selected documents which are analysed and compiled by experienced researchers, we make every endeavour to ensure that selected materials are from credible sources, time appropriate and relevant to your clients circumstances, however legal representatives must take full responsibility for their final selection for use within the application.  Some documents when listed in their entirety may not be favourable to the client’s application.  The research document supplied will allow editing by the legal representative.

CORI shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind in connection with the use of  the information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of these materials.

CORI endeavors to undertake extensive research on your behalf, consulting a large number of sources.  COI is dependent on publicly available documentation, there may be instances where the required information is not available.  CORI cannot guarantee that all the information you request or the research questions you raise can be addressed.  In instructing us you are contracting our search time and research expertise.