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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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India: Criminal procedure; information concerning constitutional and statutory provisions intended to protect rights of due process, particularly the right of habeas corpus; effectiveness of these provisions in practice

4 August 2000 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Information since January 1989 on reports of human rights lawyers who file habeas corpus applications in Colombo being threatened and/or beaten and killed by the military; on whether Kanchana Abeypala, Lanka Devapura, Wijedasa Liyanaarachchi, Sarath Rathnayake, Wanapala Ranatunga and Sanath Karaliyadde were human rights lawyers and information on how they were killed and by whom

1 January 1997 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Information on habeas corpus, and on the current status of Public Order Decree No. 2 or its replacement

1 June 1994 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Information on political prisoners in Ghana and whether the Habeas Corpus Law is still in effect

1 November 1992 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Somalia: 1) Information on the basis of the judicial system (civil and criminal) from October 1969 to 1990; 2) Information on the application of habeas corpus in the Somali judicial system

1 July 1992 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1) Provide information on the activities of the B.N.I. (Bureau of National Investigation). What types of investigations do they carry out? Confirm the location and address of B.N.I. headquarters. 2) Information on dissidents and opponents of Rawlings, including their purpose, in Abidjan. 3) What is the punishment reserved for people caught with "Seditious Documents"? What punishment is given to people who want to overthrow the government and to those who support the dissidents? 4) Provide information on the offence of not reporting to the police when required to do so. What type of punishment is likely to be carried out? 5) Provide information about an organization named MAMA. What are its purposes, leaders, and is it banned in Ghana? 6) Confirm the murder of various judges in 1982 by government soldiers. 7) Provide information on the Bar Association in Ghana and its activities in opposition to the government. 8) Confirm that in June 1989 the Bar Association in Ghana attempted to organize lectures to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the judges in 1982. Confirm MAMA's assistance to this project. 9) Confirm that in June 1989 demonstrations occurred which included people who supported the government and people who supported the Bar Association in opposition to the government. 10) Confirm the existence of a list of wanted persons who helped organize the lectures and demonstrations against the government. 11) Provide Amnesty International Reports for the years 1988 and 1989. 12) Provide articles in the Ghanaian Times which show the conflict between the Bar Association and the government dated June 26, 27, and July 10. Also provide West Africa articles dated July 10, 1989. 13) Provide information on the public tribunals in Ghana. How are they viewed by the people and various professions? Why are they apparently boycotted? 14) Provide information on P.N.D.C. laws relating to detention. Confirm that there is no right to Habeas Corpus in Ghana

1 July 1990 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Malaysia: 1) Information on the possible repercussions for returned Malaysians who have served sentences for drug offenses outside Malaysia. 2) Information on amendment to the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measure) Act 1989 (Act A738) with sections IID (1) and II E, taking away the right to judicial review of a decision by the King or Minister, including the writ of Habeas Corpus (detention up to two years). 3) Verification that a Malaysian can be stripped of his/her nationality for drug offenses. 4) What diplomatic relationship exists between Israel and Malaysia? 5) Consequences of marrying an Israeli Jew by a Malaysian Muslim (what are the repercussions for refusing to convert to Islam?)

1 January 1990 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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