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RRT Case No. 1304819

23 August 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Shia - Sunni | Countries: Australia - Iraq

RRT Case No. 1218580

2 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Racial / Ethnic persecution - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Returnees - Social group persecution - Statelessness - Statelessness Determination Procedures - Sunni | Countries: Australia - Iraq - Kuwait

RRT Case No. 1215102

14 January 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Australia - Iraq - Jordan

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

RRT Case No. 1102515

17 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - Sunni | Countries: Australia - Iraq

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. 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. 1002091

7 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Gender-based persecution - Honour killings - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - SGBV - Single heads of household - Social group persecution - Sunni - Women-at-risk | Countries: Australia - Iraq

Iraq: 1. Is there any evidence that former Ba'athists target Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla? 2. Is there any evidence that the Madhi Army targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla? 3. Is there any evidence that the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla? 4. Is there any evidence that the Badr Brigade targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla?

20 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Previous research indicates that the governorate of Muthanna is stable and quite peaceful. Has there been any change in the general security situation in the governorate and Al Samawah? 2. Is there any information to suggest there are ex-Baathist insurgents, other insurgents, Sunni Islamists, the Mehdi Army or any other "extremist" Shia groups present in Al Samawah or Muthanna? 3. If any of the above are present, is there evidence that they are harming anyone, and if so, whom are they harming? 4. Are there Coalition forces present in Al Samawah or Muthanna and, if so, how have they been received by local Iraqis?

18 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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