Yugoslavia: Information on the treatment of ethnic Hungarians, particularly those in the army and those who evade or desert from military service
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 March 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||YUG23187.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Yugoslavia: Information on the treatment of ethnic Hungarians, particularly those in the army and those who evade or desert from military service, 1 March 1996, YUG23187.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab6440.html [accessed 23 August 2014]|
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For information on the treatment of ethnic Hungarians, please consult the attachments and Response to Information Request YUG21891.E of 21 November 1995. Information on the treatment of ethnic Hungarians in the army, and of those Hungarians who evade or desert from military service, could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for information on the effect that the draft law on amnesty is having on cases of military evasion or desertion that are presently before the courts, please consult Response to Information Request YUG23433.E of 21 March 1996.
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.
Additional Sources Consulted
DIRB country file on Yugoslavia.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
On-line search of media sources.
Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague]. Bi-monthly.
Kossuth Radio Network [Budapest, in Hungarian]. 12 February 1996. "Vojvodina: Ethnic Hungarians Oppose Serb Resettlement." (FBIS-EEU-96-030 13 Feb. 1996, p. 72)
Tanjug Domestic Service [Belgrade, in Serbo-Croatian]. 22 February 1996. "Serbia: Ethnic Hungarian's Attitude Criticised." (FBIS-EEU-96-037 23 Feb. 1996, p. 57)