Somaliland: Information on whether Somaliland is impeding the return of citizens who have sought refuge abroad; and whether Canada is deporting to Somaliland, and if so, on the procedure or routing of deportations
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SML22530.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Somaliland: Information on whether Somaliland is impeding the return of citizens who have sought refuge abroad; and whether Canada is deporting to Somaliland, and if so, on the procedure or routing of deportations, 1 January 1996, SML22530.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac164c.html [accessed 26 April 2015]|
Specific information on these subjects could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
However, a Reuters report carried in Horn of Africa Bulletin in August 1995 indicated that Somaliland authorities detained two Scandinavian diplomats and the flight crew of an aircraft that had landed in Hargeisa to repatriate three Somalis deported from Sweden (July-Aug. 1995, 22). According to the Reuters report, the Scandinavians had not obtained the permission of the Somaliland authorities before flying to Hargeisa (ibid.). The diplomats and the flight crew were later released, while the Somalis remained in Somaliland (ibid. Sept.-Oct. 1995, 24).
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.
Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. September-October 1995. Vol. 7, No. 5. "Foreigners Held in Somaliland Freed, Fly to Kenya."
_____. July-August 1995. Vol. 7, No. 4. "Freed Norwegian Says Five Still Held in Somalia."
Additional Sources Consulted
DIRB Somalia Country File.
HCRViews RefWorld/RefMonde database.