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RRT Case No. 1201934

12 September 2012 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Persecution based on political opinion - Religious discrimination - Shia - Social group discrimination - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - Iraq

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

RRT Case No. 061017495

12 February 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chaldean - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Safe third country | Countries: Australia - Iraq

RRT Case No. 060662741

8 November 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chaldean - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - State protection | Countries: Australia - Iraq

Iraq: 1. Please provide brief background material on the Faili Kurds in Iraq, and their situation under Saddam Hussein. 2. What percentage of Faili Kurds were deported to Iran by Saddam, and how many of these have now returned to Iraq? 3. What is the current legal status of Faili Kurds who were stripped of their citizenship under the Baath regime? 4. Please provide background material on the current situation of the Faili Kurds, particularly in the Baghdad area and in the traditional Faili Kurd area between Baghdad and the Iranian border. Is there any evidence that they are experiencing harassment, discrimination or violence as a result of their race or religion? 5. How effective are the security forces in providing protection to minority groups at present? 6. Is it possible to fly directly into Baghdad at present?

26 April 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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