Sudan: The process the United Kingdom branch of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) follows when verifying claims to party membership; the process used to confirm that an individual worked for the DUP in Sudan or is in danger in Sudan because of his/her membership in the party
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||7 August 2002|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SDN39526.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sudan: The process the United Kingdom branch of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) follows when verifying claims to party membership; the process used to confirm that an individual worked for the DUP in Sudan or is in danger in Sudan because of his/her membership in the party , 7 August 2002, SDN39526.E , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4e1415.html [accessed 23 July 2014]|
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The following information, dated 6 August 2002, was provided to the Research Directorate by the Chairman of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), United Kingdom and Ireland Branch.
With regard to the verification of party membership, many of the party's membership records were destroyed or lost following the 1989 coup. In order to verify membership, party members both in the different regions of Sudan and abroad are contacted.
Once the claimant's party membership is confirmed, further information pertaining to that individual's activities within the party are sought. This information is normally obtained from the constituency he/she claims to have worked in, party leaders, and members that may have known the claimant.
Regarding the danger a party member faces in Sudan, the Chairman stated that the level of risk a person faces upon return is normally determined by that person's level of involvement in the party before and after the 1989 coup.
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 to refugee status or asylum.
Democratic Unionist Party, United Kingdom and Ireland Branch, London. 6 August 2002. Correspondence from the Party Official Spokesperson and Chairman.