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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Colombia: 1. Please provide information on the extent to which women face discrimination in relation to matters such as employment. 2. To what extent does the state provide protection against discrimination on grounds such as gender? 3. To what extent does the state provide protection against sexual assault? 4. What support services are available to victims of sexual assault, in Medellin in particular? 5. What is the current situation in Medellin with regard to violent crime such as kidnappings, killings and gang-related violence? 6. Are there any reports of people who have been overseas being targeted for crime?

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Was an ELN guerrilla group ‘Frente Efrain Pabon Pabon' active in Santander in 2007/8? Is it active now? If so, in what parts of Colombia and who does it generally target? 2. What protection is likely to be available by the authorities from threats or attacks by this group (or, if information on the group can't be located, by the ELN generally)? 3. Are there any practical barriers to relocating within the country (to, for example, Bogota)?

19 July 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Please provide recent information in relation to criminal gangs in Colombia and the prevalence or otherwise of extortion and kidnapping. 2. Are there any reports of threats or harm to civilians or business people who refuse to co-operate with criminal gangs in Colombia?

23 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Please provide any available information on whether Soacha is a dangerous suburb of Bogota. 2. Please advise if Soacha is on the outskirts of Bogota 3. Is there information that, since 2003, the Colombian Government has made agreements with the FARC and has then reneged on those agreements? 4. Please provide information on the recent operation of the FARC 5. Does the Colombian Government currently struggle to provide basic services such as education and health to the people of Colombia?

18 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Are there any reports of leftist groups asking civilians to attend meetings or attempting to extort money in Bogota in 2003? 2. To what extent are FARC or other leftist groups still active in Medellin? 3. Are there any reports indicating that FARC or other leftist groups still make demands for money in urban areas such as Bogota? 4. Are there any reports of a group known by the name "urban militias FARC-EP" or some similar name?

16 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Is it still the case that Colombians who witnessed or were victims of paramilitary violence face intimidation and death with limited protection provided by the Colombian authorities? 2. Deleted. 3. Are past supporters of Patriotic Union (UP) still at risk of politically-motivated harm by anyone in Bogotá today?

5 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Is there any information that political groups or guerrilla groups target or kidnap children born overseas? 2. Is there any information that political groups or guerrilla groups have kidnapped children because their parents lived overseas for long periods, or because the parents are perceived as having been successful in businesses overseas?

5 August 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: Crime in Bogotá and Cali, activities of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) and the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Libéración Nacional, ELN) in those cities, government actions to combat the activities of these groups, and protection offered to victims

16 April 2009 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: Treatment of homosexuals; especially in Bogota and Cali, availability of state protection and support services

14 April 2009 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Colombie : information sur le traitement réservé aux personnes homosexuelles, en particulier à Bogotà et à Cali; protection offerte par l'État et services de soutien

14 April 2009 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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