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Refugee Law: Country Conditions/Country of Origin: Gov't. Reports

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Many government agencies and departments provide country condition or county of origin information and reports for jurisdiction (and themes) around the world.  Some agencies compile packages of reports. Not all documents and reports are availlable in English.

Other Governments

Belgium Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees, Country of Origin Information

Canada, Immigration and Refugee Board

Denmark Immigration Service

Finnish Immigration Service

Norwegian Country of Origin Information Centre

  • Landinfo
    Organized by region. Documents are available in either English or Norwegian.

United Kingdom, Visas and Immigration

U.S. Government

U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review, Country Conditions Research

U.S. Dept. of State, Country Reports on Human Rights  

Other State Dept. reports:           

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Worst Forms of Child Labor

CRS Reports
Nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports often provide pro and con positions, overviews, statistics and analysis.

  • Go to "Proquest Congressional Publications" from the databases page (UCB only)
  • Select "Search for CRS Reports"
  • Search the name of the country and "Background"(search in the title field

Freely available CRS reports:

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