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Query Responses

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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Iraq: 1. Did the communist party have strong support from workers in the tailoring business/textile industry (particularly in the city of Hilla)? 2. Was the textile industry in Hilla the crucible of early support for the Communist Party in Iraq? 3. Were tailors/textile workers in Hilla actively recruited by the communist party?

6 June 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Please provide country information on the Shia/Sunni make up of Al Adel city (or district) in Baghdad. 2. Please provide country information on the extent of sectarian violence in Al Adel and surrounding cities. Please also include violence from Al Qaida (if known) in that area. 3. Please provide country information (including latest UNHCR advices) of whether professionals such as engineers are being targeted in Iraq and more particularly in Al Adel city. 4. Please provide country information of the adequacy of state protection through its police and security forces against sectarian violence and attacks on professionals, in Iraq and in Al Adel.

2 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Please provide an update on Country Advice IRQ38510 of April 2011. 2. Please provide country information on the treatment in Iraq of members of the Communist Party.

14 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Is there any information indicating that the Badr Brigade is continuing to commit human rights abuses in Iraq? 2. What is the situation in this regard in Babel? 3. What is the situation in this regard in Kut/Wassit? 4. Were there reports of human rights abuses by the Badr Brigade in Babel in around late 2009? 5. What is the situation for children in Babel and Wassit in particular?

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

Iraq: Can you please obtain a translated version of the legislation passed by the Indonesian parliament in April 2011 allowing permanent residence to foreigners married to Indonesian citizens, as well as a translated version of the associated regulations? If the associated regulations are not available because they have not been published, can you seek advice on the usual timeframe it takes for the regulations to be introduced?

12 July 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. What evidence exists that members of the Workers-communist Party of Kurdistan or persons who have written articles criticising regional government would be targeted by the Asaish and the government in Kurdistan? 2. Can you provide general country information about the government in Kurdistan? 3. Can you provide evidence about the government of Kurdistan's repression of political opponents?

24 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Are there references to fundamentalists targeting dentists/medical professionals in Iraq? 2. Provide brief profiles (demography, security) on the Baghdad suburbs of Hayy Al-Jami'a and Hay Saddam. 3. Deleted. 4. Is there a Ministry of Health requirement for a returning to dentist/medical professional to be a Shia in order to practice in Iraq?

9 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Is there information to suggest that those who are imputed to be former Ba'ath Party members or associated with Saddam Hussein's regime are targeted by any non-state actors such as extremist groups or foreign intelligence agencies operating in Iraq? 2. Are those who are imputed to be former Ba'ath Party members targeted by Iraqi authorities? 3. If not, can those imputed to be former Ba'ath Party members obtain state protection? 4. Are there any areas in Iraq where a former Ba'ath Party member may be able to relocate to without fear of attack? 5. Is there information to suggest that artists or musicians, well-known or otherwise, are targeted by non-state actors such as extremist groups? 6. Is this any different for secular musicians?

6 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Please provide country information of how persons in inter-religious marriages (that is, Sunni and Shiite (Shi'a)) are accepted or not in Iraqi society, particularly in Baghdad. 2. Please provide country information on the profile and public recognition of the Sunni tribal name of "Al Jabweri" and the Shiite tribal name of "Al Shalabi". 3. Please provide country information of violence between Sunni tribal families and Shiite tribal families. 4. Please provide country information of whether government ministries have a higher proportion of Shiite workers compared to Sunni workers and whether Shiites hold more favourable positions than Sunnis in the government ministries. 5. Please provide country information of the extent (if any) of discrimination of Sunni workers in government ministries either by Shiite colleagues or by Shiite bosses, managers or directors. 6. Are there functioning legal mechanisms set up by government which an aggrieved person can call upon as a legal remedy, if she is experiencing discrimination by way of religion? 7. What is the extent of influence and participation of Muqtada Al Sadr and his followers within the current government and what is the extent of their influence in the security and police force in Baghdad? 8. Please provide current country information on the government's ability (or lack thereof) to protect Sunni's against physical attacks in Baghdad

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

Iraq: What is the position for women in Iraq (whether they suffer discrimination or worse)? Please also provide a brief update on country conditions including general information on living conditions and human rights and, in particular, information on the current military situation. Please provide extracts from the usual sources and a couple of media reports on the military/insurgency situations

14 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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