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Query Responses

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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Iraq: 1. Please provide country information of how persons in inter-religious marriages (that is, Sunni and Shiite (Shi'a)) are accepted or not in Iraqi society, particularly in Baghdad. 2. Please provide country information on the profile and public recognition of the Sunni tribal name of "Al Jabweri" and the Shiite tribal name of "Al Shalabi". 3. Please provide country information of violence between Sunni tribal families and Shiite tribal families. 4. Please provide country information of whether government ministries have a higher proportion of Shiite workers compared to Sunni workers and whether Shiites hold more favourable positions than Sunnis in the government ministries. 5. Please provide country information of the extent (if any) of discrimination of Sunni workers in government ministries either by Shiite colleagues or by Shiite bosses, managers or directors. 6. Are there functioning legal mechanisms set up by government which an aggrieved person can call upon as a legal remedy, if she is experiencing discrimination by way of religion? 7. What is the extent of influence and participation of Muqtada Al Sadr and his followers within the current government and what is the extent of their influence in the security and police force in Baghdad? 8. Please provide current country information on the government's ability (or lack thereof) to protect Sunni's against physical attacks in Baghdad

21 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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