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Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG34135 - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
      1. According to Afghan law, would an individual lose his Afghan citizenship by taking up UK citizenship?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG104742.E - Afghanistan: Requirements and procedures to obtain an e-Tazkira; description of the card, including appearance and security features - February 2014
    • AFG104270.E - Passports, including issuance procedures within and outside Afghanistan; types of passports issued (2008- 2012) - February 2013
    • AFG104269.E - Citizenship, including legislation and whether dual citizenship is permitted (2008-2013) - February 2013 (PDF)
    • AFG103918.E - The issuance of tazkira certificates; whether individuals can obtain tazkiras while abroad - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • AFG103812.E - Description and samples of the Tazkira booklet and the Tazkira certificate; information on security features - Sept. 2011 (PDF)
    • AFG103542.E - The words contained in the seal that overlaps the passport bearer's photograph on page 3 of the Afghan passport; whether these words vary from one passport to the next; places commonly listed under Place of Issue for passports issued in Kabul - July 2010 (PDF)
    • AFG102673 - Information on citizenship since the fall of the Taliban government (1996 - 2001) - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • AFG102679 - Issuance of birth certificates and marriage certificates; types of documents required by the applicant in Afghanistan or in embassies to obtain official documents - Dec. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG102674 - Types of passports 1997-2007; issuance procedures, formats, colours, validity period - Dec. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG102674 - The criteria and verifications used/established by passport offices in Afghanistan in order to issue a passport to individuals who do not possess identification - Dec. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG102680 - Issuance of taskera (tazkira) [identity documents] inside or outside of Afghanistan; information contained in the document during the Taliban and post-Taliban period - Dec. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG102678.E - Types of passports 1997-2007; issuance procedures, formats, colours, validity period - Dec. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG101176.E - Afghanistan: National identity documents issued by government authorities that are currently in circulation in Afghanistan including passports, tazkiras, birth and marriage certificates, and the voter registration card; descriptions of these documents; the procedures and requirements under which holders obtain(ed) them; the dates of their introduction or last issuance (May 2006) - July 2006 (PDF)
    • ZZZ43326.E - Whether an individual can be a citizen of both Pakistan and Afghanistan, particularly in the case of a person who was born in Pakistan to parents who are Afghan citizens (2005) - Feb 2008 (PDF)
    • AFG42910.E - Afghanistan: Whether a citizen of Afghanistan who had left the country in 1994 continues to retain his or her citizenship; if so, whether the spouse and children of such an individual, who are citizens of Ukraine, are able to access Afghan citizenship; if so, the procedure for acquisition of Afghan citizenship by spouses and children of Afghan citizens; whether the procedure is the same for males and females - Sept. 2004 (PDF)
    • AFG42059.E - Afghanistan: Identity documents carried by Afghan citizens; ease or difficulty in obtaining these documents - Oct. 2003 (PDF)
    • AFG42115.E - Afghanistan: Whether the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa produces birth certificates; types of documents required by the applicant - Oct. 2003 (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), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor – Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Do children aged 15/16 years old get married in Afghanistan? - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • How widespread is child prostitution in Afghanistan? - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
    • What action is taken by the Afghani authorities to combat the trafficking of male children for the purposes of prostitution within Afghanistan? What protection and services exist in Afghanistan for Child trafficking victims of sexual exploitation? - Sept. 2010 (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), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Corruption - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Corruption within the government. - Mar. 2010 (PDF)
    • Afghanistan -Information on corruption within the police force - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
 
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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), 2009 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress
    • Afghanistan: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections - Mar. 2005 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance - Oct. 2011 (PDF), Jan. 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Presidential & Provincial Council elections – Oct. 2011 (PDF)
    • Parliamentary elections – Oct. 2011 (PDF)
    • Election - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
    • VOTING TOGETHER: Why Afghanistan’s 2009 Elections were (and were not) a Disaster - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
 
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Ethnic Groups / Race
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)
 
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Hazaras
US Government Reports
  • RIC Report
    • AFG03001.OGC - Afghanistan: Information on Situation of Hazaras in Post- Taliban Afghanistan - Apr. 2003 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Hazaras - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG36456 - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about whether in 1989 or 1990 there was trouble in Afghanistan whereby Hazaras were being killed by the Pushtuns, Tajiks and Uzbeks?
      2. Is there evidence to confirm Afghan Hazaras escaped to Pakistan around this time?
      1. Please provide information on the treatment or protection of illegal Afghan Hazara Shia Muslim refugees, especially those who moved into Pakistan around 1989 or 1990, by the Pakistani authorities. Is the treatment of those who moved then any different to the treatment of those who moved more recently?
      2. Please provide information about the Wahabis and Sunni Muslims and the Baloch targeting the Hazaras in Pakistan.
      3. Is there information indicating that Hazara people in Quetta are unable to go out freely at night or that they are found dead in the streets?
      4. Please provide information on the treatment of the Hazaras of the Shia Muslim religion in Afghanistan and whether they face serious harm in Afghanistan.
      5. Please provide information on whether the authorities in Afghanistan, most of whom are not Hazara, can actually protect Hazaras.
    • AFG36160 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Can you provide information on whether Shia Muslims of Hazara identity are likely to experience ill-treatment more than any other ethnic group in Afghanistan?
    • AFG30918 - December 2006 (PDF)
      1. What is their known or likely attitude to Hazaras/Shi'a Muslims?
      1. If a Hazara needed to seek protection from the state (eg local police/security forces), is there any evidence that that protection might be refused at present? If so why?
      1. What is the current situation in Kabul in terms of safety and general ability to find work/accommodation security for a young Hazara returnee without family support.
    • AFG30446 - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
      1. What is their known or likely attitude to Hazaras/Shi'a Muslims?
      1. Can a Hazara safely return to Kabul and/or Mazar-e-Sharif directly (e.g. by plane), or do they have to return through occupied and/or dangerous areas?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG103757.E - Situation and treatment of the Hazara people - July 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Query response a-7367 of 6 September 2010 (PDF)
    • Afghanistan: Afghan Hazaras from Ghazni Province
      • (1) Nexus between general security situation and Hazara minority in Ghazni province, particularly in Jaghuri district
      • (2) Clashes between Hazaras and Kuchi nomads in Ghazni
      • (3) General information on the situation of the Hazaras
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
  • World Directory of Minorities - Hazaras (PDF)
 
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Kuchis
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Kuchis (PDF)
 
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Nuristanis
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Nuristanis (PDF)
 
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Pashtuns
Foreign Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG42818.E - Afghanistan: Treatment of ethnic Pashtuns, particularly in Herat; treatment of perceived supporters of the Taliban and/or the communist party (January 2002 - August 2004) - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Right Watch
    • Paying for the Taliban's Crimes: Abuses Against Ethnic Pashtuns in Northern Afghanistan - Apr. 2002 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Pashtuns (PDF)
 
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Tajiks
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Information on the targeting of Tajiks by Talibans in Badakhshan Province; general security situation - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Tajik Refugees in Northern Afghanistan: Obstacles to Repatriation - May 1996 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tajiks (PDF)
 
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Uzbeks and Turkmen
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Aimak
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Aimak - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
 
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Baloch
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Baloch - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
 
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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), 2009 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress
    • Afghanistan: Assistance to Afghan Women - June 2004 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG104238.E - Whether seigha (temporary marriage) is practiced in Afghanistan and by which groups - October 2012 (PDF)
    • AFG101116 - Acquisition of widow status, both social and legal, when husband is missing or presumed dead; impact on a woman's status if a husband reappears after she has remarried; ability to divorce a first husband who has been missing for years (2003 - 2006) - Mar. 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group - Women and Conflict in Afghanistan - Oct 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “I Had To Run Away” The Imprisonment of Women and Girls for “Moral Crimes” in Afghanistan - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
    • The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights: Afghan Women and the Risks of Reintegration and Reconciliation - July 2010 (PDF)
    • "We Want to Live As Humans": Repression of Women and Girls in Western Afghanistan - Dec. 2002 (PDF)
    • Humanity Denied: Systematic Violations of Women's Rights in Afghanistan
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on Polygamous Marriages in Afghanistan. - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • Afghanistan: What is the penalty in Afghan law ( for the man ) if an unmarried man has a sexual relationship with an unmarried woman where...the unmarried woman becomes pregnant; parties are of different ethnicities; parties are of different branches of Muslim religion (one Shia muslim and other party Sunni muslim); parties are both minors (is there an age of majority in Afghanistan for women and men with regard to sexual relationships. Is a sexual relationship considered rape when parties are minors?) - Dec. 2010 (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), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG36497 - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
      • Please provide information on state protection.
    • AFG30446 - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
      • How are persons who have been Westernised treated in Afghanistan, Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG104294.E - Human rights abuses committed by the Afghanistan National Army and security forces (1989-2009) - April 2013
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Too many missed opportunities: Human rights in Afghanistan under the Karzai administration - March 2014 (PDF)
    • Climate of impunity prevents adequate protection of human rights - Feb 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Killing You is a Very Easy Thing For Us: Human Rights Abuses in Southeast Afghanistan - July 2003
    • Towards a Political Settlement in Afghanistan: The Need to Protect Human Rights - Aug. 2001 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the stability of the Afghan government - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
    • Information regarding the treatment of human rights by the authorities in Afghanistan. - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on people reclaiming their land or property after returning to Afghanistan, having spent years away from the country. - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • State protection in Afghanistan - July 2009 (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), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Reforming Afghanistan's Broken Judiciary - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on corruption within the police force - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
    • Information on the availability of a fair trial - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
 
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Law
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Constitution – Feb. 2013 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
    • A CLOSER LOOK The Policy and Law-Making Process Behind the Shiite Personal Status Law - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Afghanistan: What is the penalty in Afghan law ( for the man ) if an unmarried man has a sexual relationship with an unmarried woman where...the unmarried woman becomes pregnant; parties are of different ethnicities; parties are of different branches of Muslim religion (one Shia muslim and other party Sunni muslim); parties are both minors (is there an age of majority in Afghanistan for women and men with regard to sexual relationships. Is a sexual relationship considered rape when parties are minors?) - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on an amnesty law applicable to all persons who renounce the Taliban at any point in time. Does this amnesty law protect from prosecution those with alleged or actual involvement with the Taliban in the course of the years 2008-2010? - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
 
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Maps
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Maps – Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG36497 - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide recent information on Jaghouri district in general, but also with reference to ethnic make-up, Taliban presence, political governance and economic circumstances.
    • AFG36222 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide some information about Maydan Shahr and Markazi Bihsud districts in Wardak province
 
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Medical Availability
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG35297 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Can you confirm the Al-Arif General Hospital in Quetta exists?
      2. Does the Pakistani Health Ministry have a standard form for death certificates and if so what information is required on it?
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG37401 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are supporters of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah (including government employees) at risk of harm in Afghanisatn because of that support?
      2. In what period was Hajji Bahlol Bahej Governor of Panjshir province? What are his current circumstances? How influential is he?
    • AFG36222 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about whether anyone who is, or is not, affiliated with the Nasr party/Hezb-i Wahdat Khalili would be likely to face ill-treatment or other adverse consequences.
    • AFG36160 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide general information about what the Nasr Party is, what they stand for, and who they are affiliated with. Do they have anything to do with the Taliban?
    • AFG31599 - April 2007 (PDF)
      1. Could a grade 6 child be a member of PDPA?
      2. Was there a youth group?
    • AFG30446 - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
      1. What is the present role of Wahdat in Afghan politics?
  • Canada Country Fact Sheet - Political Parties - Jan. 2008 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • International Crisis Group - Afghanistan's Political Transition - Oct 2014 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Internally Displaced Persons / Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
    • Searching For My Homeland: Dilemmas Between Borders Experiences of young Afghans Returning "Home" from Pakistan and Iran - July 2009 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Report
    • Fleeing War, Finding Misery: The Plight of the Internally Displaced in Afghanistan - 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Closed Door Policy: Afghan Refugees in Pakistan and Iran - Feb. 2002 (PDF)
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
    • Comprehensive response urgently required as displacement crisis worsens - March 2013
 
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Religion
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Report
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (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), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Sexual Orientation - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Australian Country Research Section (CRS), Onshore Protection Branch
 
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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Afghanistan: Security - August 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Opposition Armed Groups – Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG103647.E - Afghanistan: Situation of warlords in Afghanistan, including state response to regional warlord control (2007 - 2010) - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
    • AFG101272.E - Recruitment by illegal armed groups and other non-state actors for voluntary or forced service and labour (2004 - 2006) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • AFG41813.E - Security situation in the province of Nangarhar; whether the Kabul government has control over the population (2003) - July 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Armed Conflicts Report - Jan. 2009
  • Human Rights Watch - Getting Away with Murder: The Impunity of International Forces in Afghanistan - 2008 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the current threat of indiscriminate violence. - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information regarding the treatment of human rights by the authorities in Afghanistan. - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
    • Current security situation. - Jan 2011 (PDF)
    • Information regarding ongoing violence / frequency of violence in Gardez, Afghanistan. - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
 
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Taliban
Foreign Government Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG38494 - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Are there recent reports of people working for NGOs or the UN being attacked by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul or elsewhere?
      2. Are there any reports of family members of such people being attacked?
      3. To what extent are people who work for the Afghan government targeted by the Taliban in Kabul or other places?
      4. Are there any reports of the targeting of close family members of such people?
      5. Are there any reports of people in Afghanistan having been targeted for having close relatives in foreign countries?
      6. To what extent does the Taliban carry out attacks against civilians in Kabul?
      7. To what extent does the Afghan state provide protection against attacks by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul?
    • AFG36160 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide general information about what the Nasr Party is, what they stand for, and who they are affiliated with. Do they have anything to do with the Taliban?
    • AFG36160 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on targeting of transport drivers in Afghanistan.
    • AFG31828 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. In which areas of Afghanistan are the Taliban currently active, in particular in Jaghori or nearby?
      1. Is the Taliban currently active in Kabul? Does the Taliban or any other group currently target adversely Hazaras in Kabul? Please detail.
    • AFG30918 - December 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide me with an overview of the current situation in the Norwak area, especially: Which group or party is effectively in control of it (I am particularly interested in knowing what sway the Taliban have in that area)?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG103923.E - The capacity of the Taliban to pursue individuals after they relocate to another region; their capacity to track individuals over the long term - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • AFG103924.E - Situation of Afghan citizens who work for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or international aid organizations; whether they are targeted by the Taliban; attacks against schools and incidents of violence against students, teachers, and the educational sector - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • AFG103587.E - Afghanistan: Whether Taliban members target the family members of high-ranking government officials; whether there are security systems in place to protect the relatives of high-ranking government officials, including state protection and private security operations - Oct 2010 (PDF)
    • AFG42818.E - Afghanistan: Treatment of ethnic Pashtuns, particularly in Herat; treatment of perceived supporters of the Taliban and/or the communist party (January 2002 - August 2004) - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on whether persons who worked in a civilian capacity for American companies were targeted in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Information on whether death threats / warning letters were issued by the Taliban, otherwise "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Ministry of Intelligence, Directorate of Administration". Are these death threats from the Taliban considered credible by the Afghan authorities and non-governmental agencies? HaveAmerican companies or the Afghan authorities provided any form of significant protection to Afghan workers and their families? - May 2012 (PDF)
    • Information on relations between Hizb e Islami and Taliban insurgents? - Oct. 2011 (PDF)
    • Are there any reports of individuals suspected by authorities of involvement with Taliban who surrender to authorities? What happens to them? Are people formerly associated with Taliban imprisoned or how are they treated? Any reliable reports. - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
    • Are there any reports specifically about Taliban activity and insurgency against government in the District of Marawara or generally throughout the Province of Kunar for 2009, 2010 and so far into 2011? - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on an amnesty law applicable to all persons who renounce the Taliban at any point in time. Does this amnesty law protect from prosecution those with alleged or actual involvement with the Taliban in the course of the years 2008-2010? - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment by the Taliban in Afghanistan of persons believed to be suspected spies for the government. - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the treatment of family of former Taliban members by the authorities - June 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the calendar used by the Taliban in Afghanistan. - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • Possibility of relocation within Afghanistan for those who fear the Taliban - March 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on freedom of movement in Afghanistan for someone opposed to the Taliban - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Any clear information about risks to people who run foul of Taliban and also the local commander (who also happens to be a local administrator). What are the risks to a potential victim of Taliban revenge, or revenge from a local commander? - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
 
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Mujahideen
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information regarding actions of Mujahadeen in Afghanistan Information regarding whether Mujahadeen are to be found in all parts of Afghanistan. - July 2010 (PDF)
 
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Hezb-e-Islami (Hizb-e-Islami)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on relations between Hizb e Islami and Taliban insurgents? - Oct. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on role of Hizb e Islami in the insurgency. Any reports of killings of civilians by Hizb e Islami in last few years. How do Afghan authorities treat Hizb e Islami insurgents that are arrested or captured? Any reports on what has happened any high profile insurgents when they get captured or if they surrender to govt forces – any executions by government forces? - Oct. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on the activities of Hizb -E Islami - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment of supporters of Hezb-e-Islami - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
 
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Treatment of Returnees
Foreign Government Report
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Returning Afghan Refugees – Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • AFG37369 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is it true that Afghan families registered with Pakistan’s Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees were issued with “Afghan Citizen Cards”, but that in 2007 there was an official announcement that these would not be renewed upon expiry in 2009, making these people unable to remain there legally?
    • AFG33041 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is there any current information on whether an Afghan national who has resided for any period in a western country would be subject to harm on return to Afghanistan now because they would be perceived as having been secularised?
    • AFG31828 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the latest country information on the treatment of Westernised returnees to Afghanistan?
    • AFG30918 - December 2006 (PDF)
      1. What is their known or likely attitude to westernised young returnees.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AFG103650.E - Situation of Afghan exchange students who study in the United States; whether they face difficulties from Afghan authorities or society when they return to Afghanistan - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103544.E - Afghan citizens claiming asylum in the US; statistics on the rates of approval and rejection; types of claims; social and professional acceptance of Afghans in the US; difficulties encountered by Afghans in the US - July 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information as to whether any EU Member State has an active policy of deporting failed asylum seekers back to Afghanistan - Jan 2011 (PDF)
    • UN reports about returning failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan. - Oct 2009 (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), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Feb. 2013 (PDF), Oct. 2011 (PDF), Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Afghanistan: Information about the treatment of artists, actors, theatre workers (including script writers), singers, etc. by the Taliban - July 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom of the World - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • Freedom of the Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
 
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Timeline
Foreign Government Reports Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Afghanistan - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • What action is taken by the Afghani authorities to combat the trafficking of male children for the purposes of prostitution within Afghanistan? What protection and services exist in Afghanistan for Child trafficking victims of sexual exploitation? - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
 
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Terrorism
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2013
 
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