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Colombia: 1. Are there any reports of activities by guerillas or paramilitaries in i. Arboletes ii. Amaga iii. Pabarando iv. Puerto Berrio? 2. Are there any reports of guerilla (particularly FARC) activity in Alejandria? 3. Are FARC or other guerilla organisations active in Medellin? 4. Is there any information to suggest that people connected with the government, people who do military service or people who are educated are targeted by FARC for kidnapping? 5. To what extent does the government provide protection against the activities of FARC and other guerilla organisations?

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

RRT Case No. 071959605

27 June 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Colombia: 1. Please advise on the current attitude of the Colombian government and paramilitary groups towards the Bolivarian Movement? 2. Please advise whether there are any reports about the treatment of known supporters of the Bolivarian Movement within Colombia?

19 May 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Please provide a description of an attack on protesters by the authorities (Anti-disturbance Mobile Squadrons or ESMAD) on 22 September 2005 at Valley University (Universidad del Valle - CERUV), including a list of the names of killed or wounded. Please include any eyewitness type reports with specific details. 2. Please provide information about ensuing, related protests, including about a protest at La Ermita church. 3. Please advise as to whether there was a national strike in Bogota on 22 May 2007? What was its purpose? 4. Please advise whether student activists were targeted in 2006 or 2007 by paramilitaries or the authorities? For what reasons were they targeted? Is there evidence they were seriously harmed?

16 April 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Please provide information on the Colombian army and, in particular, any reports on officers in the Colombian army being pressured by colleagues and superiors to violate human rights? Please also provide any reports on officers claiming they were dismissed for refusing to obey orders to violate human rights? 2. Please provide any information on "criminal irregularities" that the army claims was the reason officers were evaluated as being ‘deficient'. 3. Is there any other information of relevance.

23 January 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1) Give brief overview of any significant differences between the current security situation in Colombia and that in 1996, esp. relating to a) FARC, b) the FLSDC and c) paramilitaries; 2) What is the security situation in the town of Armenia now? 3) Are FARC or paramilitary groups currently forcibly recruiting young men? If so, what is the current prevalence of this in the Armenia area?

17 January 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 071498471

25 October 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Colombia: 1. Can you provide a list of the candidates and the result of the 1994 presidential election involving Ernesto Samper Pizano? 2. Can you provide information about a scandal involving the Cali Cartel accusing President Samper of receiving money for this campaign? 3. Can you provide a list of the candidates and the result of the 1997 election for the Risaralda governorship involving Dr Carlos Arturo Lopez? 4. Can you provide a list of the candidates and the result of the 1998 election for the Pereira Mayorship involving Dr Luis Alberto Duque Torres? 5. Can you provide a list of the candidates and the result of the 1998 presidential elections involving Dr Horacio Serpa Uribe? 6. Can you provide information on Liberal youth organisation in Pereira in 1990? 7. Can you provide information on the structure of Liberal youth organisation in the early 1990s? 8. Who were the leaders of the liberal party in the early 1990's in particular in Pereira? 9. What were the policies of the liberal party in the early 1990's? 10. Can you provide a list of candidates and the result of the election for mayor in Pereira in 1992? 11. Can you provide a list of candidates and the result of the election for governor in Risaralda in 1992?

18 April 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Situation for trade unionists in Colombia. 2. State protection for trade unionists in Colombia. 3. Information on the demobilisation of paramilitaries and the situation for victims/witnesses to paramilitary violence

21 March 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Provide a brief overview of asylum procedures for this country (mentioning whether or not the country is a signatory to the UN Convention and Protocol). 2. Is there a second tier of review (i.e. comparable to the RRT)? 3. What processes are applied by the body/agency at the second tier review level (i.e. inquisitorial process similar to the RRT, or adversarial process applied at the AAT)? 4. Is there judicial review? 5. Is the judicial review process confined to points of law or can facts of cases be re-examined at this level?

13 July 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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