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Member General Resources

International protection country of origin research resources

European Union Agency for Asylum, COI portal – compilation of international reports – humanitarian relief – conflict related


Recent Tribunal decisions on similar issues - registration required for access to Tribunal archive

Council of Europe – country specific profiles





Position papers, country-specific guidance and legal instruments. 


Refworld – UNHCR website (redesigned in 2024)


General Legal/Policy Resources


European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe

European Asylum Law Database (EDAL)

European Migration Network (part of Economic and Social Research Institute)

Asylum Information Database (AIDA), European Council on Refugees and Exiles

AIDA report on Ireland

European Commission, information on free movement,The%20right%20to%20free%20movement,EU%20Charter%20of%20Fundamental%20Rights

Ministerial Policy/Guidance in Immigration


Immigration Service Delivery, Department of Justice

Department of Foreign Affairs, passport applications

Practice and Procedure

High Court, Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship list, HC81

International Protection Appeals Tribunal, chairperson’s guidelines

Organisations in Ireland with online information and resources


UNHCR Ireland


IOM Ireland


Irish Refugee Council

Immigrant Council of Ireland​


Safe Home Ireland, information for returning emigrants


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