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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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China: 1. Do you have the complete reference to the report by Feng Guoping & Hao Linna, "A Summary of the Family Planning Regulations for 28 Regions in China", about illegally adopted children? 2. Are there any reports (including the above) which suggest that illegally adopted children may still be registered on a person's hukou if the relevant fine is paid? 3. To whom would the social compensation fee be paid? 4. If the social compensation fee is paid can the illegally adopted child then be registered on the person's hukou or is a separate fee required for this?

6 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Guinea: 1. Please provide information on the situation in Danane, Ivory Coast, in 2004, and in particular on any bombing that occurred there. 2. Is there any evidence of a usual practice, or a recognised custom, in the culture of either Ivory Coast or Guinea involving adoption of a niece by an uncle (in circumstances where the niece's mother is deceased)? 3. Please provide advice on whether formal adoption is available in Guinea and Ivory Coast, and the processes involved. 4. Please provide information on the practice in Guinea with regard to the recording of deaths. 5. Do the authorities in Guinea issue death certificates in relation to deaths in the country?

22 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide a brief summary of the adoption procedures in Bangladesh. 2. What is the procedure where the child's natural parents are alive and consent to the adoption?

8 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information on customary adoption in Fiji, with any specific information about grandparents? 2. Please advise what the formal (legal) adoption procedures are? 3. Please advise whether the formal/legal procedures used or whether customary procedures are often used?

21 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Were there any laws for formal adoption in Bangladesh in 1973? 2. RRT research response BGD31681 indicates that the existing adoption laws were repealed in 1982 and were not replaced. This indicates that there may have been formal laws in place before then. What were these laws and what steps did the parties need to take to have a valid adoption? 3. If there was no formal adoption in 1973, would customary adoption have allowed for paternal uncles to adopt their deceased brother's children? 4. If so what evidence did the parties need to produce?

27 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Cameroon: Please advise whether there is a process of formal adoption in Cameroon? If so, please provide some basic information about it including when it was introduced. Please provide information about the Nso culture in relation to family life. It is claimed that in Nso culture it is not acceptable to question the paternity of a child when the mother is alive. Is there any available information about this issue?

11 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Mali: Violence committed against minors by family members (parents, grandparents, stepparents, uncles, aunts); protection available from government authorities and from non-governmental organizations; possibility of adoption by a family member (September 2005)

13 September 2005 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Mali : violence faite aux enfants mineurs par les membres de leur famille (parents, grands-parents, beaux-pères et belles-mères, oncles et tantes); protection qui leur sont offerte par les autorités gouvernementales et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG); possibilités d'adoption par un autre membre de famille (sept. 2005)

13 September 2005 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Côte d'Ivoire: Whether a person born in Côte d'Ivoire of a foreigner and an Ivorian parent is entitled to Ivorian nationality, since the adoption of the Constitution in 2000

15 October 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Treatment by Turkish authorities of Kurds who assert their Kurdish identity as opposed to those who define themselves as Turkish only; how the lifting of the state of emergency in southeastern Turkey has impacted on the treatment of Kurds; how the adoption of the August 2002 reform package has impacted on the treatment of Kurds; whether there is an internal flight alternative in western Turkey (particularly in Ankara and Istanbul) for Kurds

8 May 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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