Libya: Reports on the treatment of Libyan businessmen who deal in foreign currency and with foreigners, and who are associated with foreigners who have Israeli contacts
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||14 November 2000|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LBY35811.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Libya: Reports on the treatment of Libyan businessmen who deal in foreign currency and with foreigners, and who are associated with foreigners who have Israeli contacts, 14 November 2000, LBY35811.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be5e20.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
A report entitled State of Global Privacy published on the Federation of
European Employers (FedEE) Website states that:
In Libya, welfare rights are governed by the 1994 Purge Law' which requires the declaration of personal assets and their enforced confiscation through the violent action of purification committees'.
No information on the "Purge Law" further to that found in Country Reports 1999 could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
The amount of foreign currency imported must be declared and the amount exported must not exceed the declared amount imported. The import and export of local currency is forbidden in Libya (Columbus World Travel Guide.net 2000).
No information on the treatment Libyan businessmen who deal with foreigners who are suspected of having Israeli contacts nor on the treatment of foreigners who deal in foreign currency and who deal with foreigners could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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.
Paine, Simon. 2000. "The State of Global Privacy." The Federation of European Union Employers.
World Travel Guide.net. 2000. "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya."
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sources including:
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
World News Connection (WNC)