Republic of Guyana

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY102892.E - Citizenship laws, including methods by which a person may obtain citizenship; whether dual citizenship is recognized and if so, how it is acquired; process for renouncing citizenship and related documentation; grounds for revoking citizenship - August 2008 (PDF)
    • GUY101793.FE - The documentation required and the procedure for a parent wanting to travel with his or her child in the absence of or without the consent of the other parent (2006) - September 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY100448.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (2003-July 2005)- August 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY102930.E - Prevalence and forms of child abuse; legislation governing the protection of abused children and its implementation; availability of child protection services - October 2008 (PDF)
    • GUY102528.E - Prevalence and forms of child abuse; legislation governing the protection of abused children and its implementation; availability of child protection services (2004 - May 2007) - June 2007 (PDF)
    • GUY101793.FE - The documentation required and the procedure for a parent wanting to travel with his or her child in the absence of or without the consent of the other parent (2006) - September 2006 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Election Guide - Recent elections - Guyana

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Indigenous People

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY102909.FE - Whether criminal gangs target Indo-Guyanese on the basis of their ethnic origin (January - July 2008) - October 2008 (PDF)
    • GUY101715.FE - Whether Indo-Guyanese are targeted because of their ethnic origin by different sectors of society, such as the police, criminal gangs and political groups (October 2004 - September 2006) - October 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY101130.E - Treatment of Caucasian women in Guyana who are victims of domestic violence; availability of state protection if the partner is Afro-Guyanese; treatment of mixed-race children (Caucasian-Afro-Guyanese) (2005 - 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY104201.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, state protection, and support services (2009-2012) - October 2012 (PDF)
    • GUY102929.E - Prevalence of domestic violence, availability of state protection, recourse and services available to victims - October 2008 (PDF)
    • GUY102540.E - Prevalence of domestic violence; availability of legal protection; services available to victims (2005- 2007) - June 2007 (PDF)
    • GUY101130.E - Treatment of Caucasian women in Guyana who are victims of domestic violence; availability of state protection if the partner is Afro-Guyanese; treatment of mixed-race children (Caucasian-Afro-Guyanese) (2005 - 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY100761.E - Domestic violence situation and police effectiveness; whether the police would respond differently to a domestic violence complaint from a woman about abusive behaviour from a spouse as opposed to a non-cohabiting boyfriend; if so, whether police response would vary from individual to individual, for example, whether police response would differ if the woman complainant is reporting abuse from a current spouse, former spouse, common-law partner, or boyfriend (2003 - 2005) - January 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY100763.E - Anti-stalking legislation and its effectiveness (2000 - 2005) - November 2005 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY103249.E - Criminal violence and state response; state protection for witnesses of crime (2007- September 2009) - October 2009 (PDF)
    • GUY100760.E - Whether People's National Congress (PNC) members or supporters are being targeted, harassed, attacked or threatened by People's Progressive Party (PPP) members or supporters (2003 - 2005) - November 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights International World Report - 2011 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), Feb 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY104576.E - Criminal violence and state response; state protection available for witnesses of crime (2010-September 2013) - Oct. 2013
    • GUY102928.E - Anti-stalking legislation and its effectiveness - October 2008 (PDF)
    • GUY100762.E - Criminal violence and police response; state protection efforts (2004-2005) - February 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY101028.E - Current existence of a special police forces unit called "men in black"; its impact on society, especially on criminal deportees to Guyana (2004 - 2006) - February 2006 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Criminal Violence and Police Response - July 2003 (PDF)

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Law

Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY104616.E - People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), including whether members or supporters of the party are targeted because of their political beliefs (2010-October 2013) - Oct 2013
    • GUY103250.E - Whether members or supporters of the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) are targeted because of their political beliefs (2007- September 2009) - October 2009 (PDF)
    • GUY103251.E - Whether members or supporters of the People's National Congress Reform (PNCR) are targeted because of their political beliefs (2007 - Sept. 2009) - October 2009 (PDF)
    • GUY102603.E - People's Progressive Party/Civic and People's National Congress/Reform membership cards and/or letters of attestation of membership; identifiable features on these membership documents - September 2007 (PDF)
    • GUY101801.FE - Whether members or supporters of the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) are targeted because of their political beliefs, particularly by members of the People's National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) (May 2004 - September 2006) - October 2006 (PDF)
    • GUY101802.FE - Whether members or supporters of the People's National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) are targeted because of their political beliefs (October 2004 - September 2006) - October 2006 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July-December 2010 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY101803.FE - Treatment of homosexuals and state protection available to them (2004 - September 2006) - October 2006 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

US Government Reports

  • U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - How are criminal deportees to Guyana treated? Is there evidence that criminal deportees are tortured? - February 2004 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • GUY101029.E - Information on the current existence of Community Policing Groups; their powers, whether they carry weapons and who they are controlled by; whether they are involved in unlawful activities and their treatment of criminal deportees to Guyana (2004 - 2006) - February 2006 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    • Freedom of Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
    • Internet Freedom - 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House


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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Guyana - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available


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Updated May 19, 2015