Asylum Research Centre (ARC), formerly Asylum Research Consultancy, was set up by Liz Williams and Stephanie Huber in 2010. In 2016 ARC Foundation was incorporated as a charitable incorporated organisation. Our aim is to raise standards in the production and use of COI and the refugee status determination process as a whole, to improve the realisation of asylum seekers’ and refugees’ rights and entitlements and to ensure that those in need of protection are recognised as such.
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Sudan: The situation in Darfur
- January 2019
ARC Foundation is thrilled to have been awarded a three year grant by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to review country information published by the UK Home Office and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and to advocate for improvements in the quality of these products in order to raise refugee determination standards at the UK and European level.
- August 2018
ARC Foundation is pleased to announce that together with its project partner, Asylos, it has been awarded funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to produce and publish a series of ‘strategic’ research reports to fill crucial gaps in COI and address systemic weaknesses in the refugee status determination process for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.
- June 2018
ARC’s updated COI thematic sources toolkit