South Africa: 1) Official position of Canada on Apartheid; 2) treatment of young blacks from Soweto without passports or visas; 3) Information on human rights
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 December 1989|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZAF3441|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, South Africa: 1) Official position of Canada on Apartheid; 2) treatment of young blacks from Soweto without passports or visas; 3) Information on human rights, 1 December 1989, ZAF3441 , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8d74.html [accessed 6 March 2015]|
1) Please find attached copies of documents dealing with the current Canadian policy on apartheid:
a. Canadian Action on South Africa (External Affairs, Ottawa, 1989.)
b. Notes for a Speech by the Minister of External Relations and International Development, The Honourable Monique Landry, at the United Nations Special Session on Apartheid (External Affairs, Ottawa, December 1989.)
2) According to author Roger Omond, "It is an offense to leave the country without a valid passport or travel document." [Roger Omond, The Apartheid Handbook, (Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1986) p.207.] Although the penalty is not stated, the author refers the reader to the chapters dealing with detention without trial and banning orders. Copies of these chapters are attached.
No further corroborating information was found in the sources available at present to the IRBDC.
3) On information regarding the human rights situation in the country, please find also attached the following documents:
a. Repression and Resistance in South Africa and Namibia (International Defense & Aid Fund, Ottawa, May 1988)
b. Human Rights Situation in South Africa, (External Affairs, Ottawa, 1989)
c. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1988 (U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. Feb. 1989)
d. Amnesty International Report 1989 (Amnesty International USA, New York, 1989.)