Country Background/Thematic Portals

Government portals:

U.S. Department of State

·        Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;

·        CIA World Fact Book

U.S. Department of Justice

·        EOIR Virtual Law Library Country Conditions Research Portal

Canada. Immigration and Refugee Board. 

·        National Documentation Packages

·        Responses to Requests for Information (Responses to Information Requests (RIR) respond to focused Requests for Information that are submitted to the Research Directorate in the course of the refugee protection determination process. The database contains a seven-year archive of English and French RIRs.)

Australian Government. Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

·        Country Profiles

U.K. Home Office. 

·        Country Information and Guidance

United Nations

EU/Council of Europe and Misc.

·        European Migration Law portal – includes the main regulations and directives adopted in the field of asylum and migration, case laws of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, European Commission reports and documents regarding the implementation of regulations and directives

·        Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights – Country Monitoring reports

·        EU Asylum Information Database (AIDA) - The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention across 20 countries. This includes 17 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) and 3 non-EU countries (Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey).

·        European Sources Online Information Guides

·        European Country of Origin Information Network portal

·        Eldis (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, U.K.) - Country Profiles

Other Country Studies Portals:

·        OECD iLibrary - OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

·        World Bank Portal

Library of Congress

Thematic Portals:

·        University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

·        Forced Migration Online

·        UC-Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

·        Human Rights First – Topical Guides

·        Inter-American Commission of Human Rights Thematic Reports

Subscription Resources:

·        EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) – Country Studies, Data, Profiles

·        Europa World Yearbook

·        Political Risk Yearbook