Asylum Research Centre (ARC), formerly Asylum Research Consultancy, was set up by Liz Williams and Stephanie Huber in 2010. Our aim is to raise standards in the refugee status determination (RSD) process, improve the realisation of asylum seekers’ and refugees’ rights and entitlements and to ensure that those in need of protection are recognised as such. It is staffed by human rights researchers and COI specialists.
Join the COI FORUM A free online tool for COI researchers and users of COI working in refugee status determination.
- 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
- February 2018
ARC was one of the stakeholders consulted for the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection An inspection of the Home Office’s production and use of Country of Origin Information, April – August 2017