Many international organizations produce reports on the human rights conditions for various countries. Human rights activists and lawyers rely on these reports for asylum proceedings and when appearing before various treaty bodies and tribunals.
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This alphabetical list is a combination of international organizations, both IGOs and NGOs. Some sites include country information worldwide and some cover only specific regions or groups of countries. For more information on human rights research and related organizations, see International Human Rights research guide.
African Union (AU)
Asylum Research Centre (ARC)
County and topic-specific reports.
Asylos' COI Research Database
Broad coverage. You must be a member to search, but the database entries provide enough information to search for the relevant document using a web search engine.
Asylum Information Database (AIDA)
A database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention across 23 EU countries.
Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) (UC Hastings)
Council of Europe (COE)
Focus is Europe
EDAL European Database of Asylum Law
Focuses on 22 European Countries, the database contains case law, documentation, legislation, Country Overviews, and supporting documents.
European Country of Origin Information (ECOI)
Covers countries around the world. A good place for gathering reports from other organizations.
European Union, European Asylum Support Office
Covers countries around the world.
European Union for Georgia, Country of Origin Information Portal
Human Rights Watch
Reports by country and topic.
Focus is on organized crime.
International Crisis Group
Information on conflicts around the world.
Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Country Resources
Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers
Serves as a gateway to reports and documents from many sources.
Reporters without Borders
Covers the state of press freedom worldwide.
UN, High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld
Focus is on children.
WOLA, Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Worldwide NGO Directory
Browse or search; can filter by country and topic.