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Switzerland: Update to Response to Information Request CHE12606 of 21 December 1992 on refugee status determination procedures

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 October 1996
Citation / Document Symbol CHE25196.E
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Switzerland: Update to Response to Information Request CHE12606 of 21 December 1992 on refugee status determination procedures, 1 October 1996, CHE25196.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8f40.html [accessed 16 April 2014]
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Please find attached the excerpt on Switzerland from the October 1995 report Summary Description of Asylum Procedures in States in Europe, North America and Australia, published by the Secretariat of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia. This excerpt contains information on changes made to the Swiss refugee determination system since December 1992.

Further to information in the above report indicating an impending reform of the Law on Asylum (Oct. 1995, 244), an official of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa stated during a 29 October 1996 telephone interview that modifications to the Law on Asylum are currently under discussion.

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.

References

Embassy of Switzerland, Ottawa. 29 October 1996. Telephone interview with official.

Secretariat of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia. October 1995. Summary Description of Asylum Procedures in States in Europe, North America and Australia. Geneva: Secretariat of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia.

Attachment

Secretariat of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia. October 1995. Summary Description of Asylum Procedures in States in Europe, North America and Australia. Geneva: Secretariat of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia, pp. 233-46.

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