September 2016: ARC was commissioned to prepare a Query Response on West and South Kordofan, Sudan on: Inter-communal violence in West Kordofan, the impact on the civilian population: humanitarian situation and internal displacement in West Kordofan, Cattle-raiding in West and South Kordofan, and the ability of the State authorities to prevent and protect victims or would-be victims in West and South Kordofan
August 2016: UNHCR commissioned ARC to prepare a Query Response on Ethiopia on: The Master Plan; OLF members and their family members; Ill-treatment by State agents of Oromo persons who are not politically active
In the UK Country Guidance case AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan CG  UKUT 00163(IAC) (18 May 2012), the Tribunal determined that “there may be a useful role in country guidance cases for reports by COI (Country of Origin) analysts/consultants” such as ARC (headnote A (iv) and para. 178) and considered that ARC consultants have the “relevant skills and experience to undertake this work” (para. 178).
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