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Dominica: Societal/government treatment of persons who enter into inter-racial and/or inter-faith marriages

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 11 February 2005
Citation / Document Symbol DMA43369.E
Reference 2
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Dominica: Societal/government treatment of persons who enter into inter-racial and/or inter-faith marriages, 11 February 2005, DMA43369.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42df60dc11.html [accessed 19 April 2014]
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Information on the treatment of persons in mixed marriages was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Country Reports 2003 mentioned that Carib Indian women in "mixed marriages" reportedly face as victims of "societal discrimination" (25 Feb. 2004). Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2003. 25 February 2004. United States Department of State. Washington, DC. [Accessed 3 Feb. 2005]

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: The High Commission for Countries of the Eastern Caribbean States did not provide information within the time constraints of this Response. Attempts to contact three human rights organizations in Dominica and three university professors were unsuccesful.

Internet sites, including: Abyz News Links, BBC News, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, European Country of Origin Information Network (ecoi.net), FIDH, Freedom House, Heiros Gamos, Human Rights Internet, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Without Frontiers, International Religious Freedom Report, Norwegian Refugee Council, Organization of American States (OAS), United Kingdom – Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), World News Connection (WNC).

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