Centre’s review into female asylum seekers’ Country of Origin Information published

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A review by Swansea University researchers of women/gender issues within Country of Origin Information, produced by the Country of Origin Information Service (COIS) and used in the asylum determination process, has been published.

The research for the “Thematic review on the coverage of women in Country of Origin Information (COI) reports”, was led by Professor Heaven Crawley, with Latefa Guemar and Dr Helen Hintjens, from the University’s Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR).

The work was undertaken for the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI), chaired by Dr Khalid Koser at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

The report makes 12 recommendations on how Country of Origin Information can be improved in relation to women/gender issues, all of which have been accepted by the Home Office.

For more information on Swansea University’s Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR), based in the College of Science, visit http://www.swan.ac.uk/cmpr/.

This College of Science news item has been posted by Bethan Evans, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 295049, or email: b.w.evans@swansea.ac.uk.