European Asylum Support Office: Country reports on Western Balkans and Turkey published
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"The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published Country of Origin Information (COI) Reports on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. These reports, drafted upon request of the European Parliament and the Council, provide factual information on selected topics relevant for safe country designation, more specifically in the framework of the proposal for an EU List of Safe Countries of Origin.
The Country Focus reports at hand cover the most important topics related to the above-mentioned criteria for safe country of origin designation, namely: state structure (Constitution, Executive branch, Legislative Branch, Administration), socio-political landscape (Political parties, Elections, Civil society, Media), rule of law and state protection (Law enforcement, Judiciary), security situation and human rights situation (Legal context, Freedom of expression/religion/assembly, Detention, Situation of specific groups ethnic or religious minorities, journalists, human rights activists, women, children, LGBTI persons, victims of trafficking, returnees)."
See: Western Balkans and Turkey in Focus (EASO, link) and the reports (pdfs):
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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