Guyana: Information on whether Guyana accepts refugees and if so, on the process for determining status and granting asylum
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1997|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GUY26843.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Guyana: Information on whether Guyana accepts refugees and if so, on the process for determining status and granting asylum, 1 May 1997, GUY26843.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad085e.html [accessed 18 December 2013]|
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Information on the process to grant refugee status or asylum in Guyana could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
Country Reports 1996 states that Guyana does not have a fixed policy on refugees or asylum (1997, 471). Please find attached two recent media reports on Chinese nationals being offered temporary asylum in Guyana.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Reuters. 15 February 1997. BC Cycle. "Chinese Boat People Get Temporary Guyana Asylum." (NEXIS)
The Washington Times. 18 February 1997. Final Edition. "Guyana Gives Asylum to 43 Chinese." (NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
UNCHR RefWorld Database. June 1996.
World News Connection (FBIS). 1994-1997.
World Refugee Survey 1996. 1996.
Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.
Note on contacting foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada:
Ability to obtain information from diplomatic representatives depends on availability of information and cooperation from individual countries.
On-line search of media sources.