Republic of Congo

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG105397.FE - Republic of the Congo: Resident status, including the requirements and procedure for renewing residency, particularly for citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; whether a person may lose their resident status and the requirements and procedure to re-acquire such status; residents’ rights (2014-2015). - January 2016 (PDF)
    • COG104973.FE - Republic of the Congo: The national identity card; the procedure to obtain the card, the documents required and the timeframe; whether the applicant must pick it up in person when it is ready; whether the national identity card is mandatory and since when, and whether it must be presented to obtain employment or a driver's licence - Oct. 2014 (PDF)
    • COG104128.FE - Republic of the Congo: Passports, particularly the procedure for obtaining a passport in the Republic of the Congo; who can obtain a service passport; false or fraudulently obtained passports - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103629.FE - Republic of the Congo/France: Whether someone born in the Congo (Brazzaville), whose parents were born in the Congo in 1940 and 1943, is eligible for French nationality; if so, the process for obtaining it. - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
    • COG103475.FE - Republic of the Congo: A duplicata d’acte de naissance, including the authority who issues it, the reason for and time of its issuance and its various uses; the difference between a duplicata d’acte de naissance and the original birth certificate; whether one or both of these documents feature the name of the arrondissement in which they were issued or where the birth was registered - June 2010 (PDF)
    • COG103477.FE - Republic of the Congo: Whether the occupation of the father and the mother are indicated on birth certificates - June 2010 (PDF)
    • COG103476.FE - Republic of the Congo: The attestation d’identité, including its format, the issuing authority, the period of its issuance and its various uses - June 2010 (PDF)
    • COG100400.E - Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): A Duplicata d'acte de naissance, including the authority who issues it, the occasion/time of its issuance and its various uses; the difference between a duplicata d'acte de naissance and the original birth certificate and whether one or both documents would feature the name of the arrondissement in which they were issued or where the birth was registered - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
    • COG100398.E - Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): Airport security conditions and exit requirements for Congolese nationals – Aug. 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

 

  • “If I Could Go To School…” Education as a tool to prevent the recruitment of girls and assist with their recovery and reintegration in Democratic Republic of Congo -Child Soldiers International - 2016 (PDF)
  • 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 - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF) 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF) 

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • COG38199 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide some background on the Republic of Congo including key basic facts about the population, economy, major cities and geography, the ethnic composition of the population, the type of government and administration, and religions.
      2. Please provide information on the nature and extent of any ethnic and religious differences, disputation, and violence occurring in the Republic of Congo with particular reference to the Kongo ethnic group and to the Christians.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Minority Rights Group International - Republic of the Congo - Overview - 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Lari

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG103627.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment of the Lari and the Vili by the government; whether there are conflicts between them and any minorities and, if so, the nature and frequency of those conflicts - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
    • COG104431.FE - Republic of the Congo: treatment of members of the Lari and Nibolek ethnic groups, including their relationship with the Colonel Marcel Ntsourou - May 2013 (PDF)
    • COG101516.FE - Republic of the Congo: Situation of members of the "Mokongo" ethnic group and, in particular, whether they are targeted by government forces and armed militias; if so, the protection offered by the state - June 2006 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Mbochi

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG102447.FE - Republic of the Congo: Mistreatment of members of the Mbochi ethnic group by other ethnic groups, by rebel groups or by government authorities – Mar. 2007 (PDF)
    • COG102448.FE - Republic of the Congo: Whether there are visible differences between members of the Mbochi ethnic group and other ethnic groups in terms of appearance, practices and lifestyles; whether a person's name can identify that person as a member of the Mbochi ethnic group – Feb. 2007 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Métis

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG105097.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment of Métis by society and the authorities, state protection provided to Métis who are victims of violence and discrimination - May 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Nibolek

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG104431.FE - Republic of the Congo: treatment of members of the Lari and Nibolek ethnic groups, including their relationship with the Colonel Marcel Ntsourou - May 2013 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Teke

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG100657.FE - Republic of Congo (Brazzaville): Whether forced marriages are practised, particularly among members of the Teke ethnic group; if so, protection offered by the state – Oct. 2005 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Vili

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG103627.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment of the Lari and the Vili by the government; whether there are conflicts between them and any minorities and, if so, the nature and frequency of those conflicts - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
    • COG101516.FE - Republic of the Congo: Situation of members of the "Mokongo" ethnic group and, in particular, whether they are targeted by government forces and armed militias; if so, the protection offered by the state - June 2006 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG105144.FE - Republic of the Congo: Violence against women, including sexual violence; state protection and support services - May 2015 (PDF)
    • COG104610.FE - Republic of the Congo: Women in forced marriages, including state protection available and support services - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
    • COG100657.FE - Republic of Congo (Brazzaville): Whether forced marriages are practised, particularly among members of the Teke ethnic group; if so, protection offered by the state – Oct. 2005 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2015 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • COG38199 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the nature and effectiveness of the police and protection authorities in Congo.

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Law

Not Available


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Maps


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Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF) 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • COG38199 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide some background on the Republic of Congo including key basic facts about the population, economy, major cities and geography, the ethnic composition of the population, the type of government and administration, and religions.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG105527.FE - The political party United for Congo (Unis pour le Congo, UPC), including its structure and membership card; treatment of its leaders and members by the authorities - May 2016 (PDF)
    • COG104841.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment by the authorities of political opponents, including of militants and members of the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (Union panafricaine pour la démocratie sociale, UPADS) - May 2014 (PDF)
    • COG103072.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment of members of the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (Union panafricaine pour la démocratie sociale, UPADS) - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
    • COG102815.FE - Republic of the Congo: Treatment of political opponents by the authorities following the August 2007 elections – May 2008 (PDF)
    • COG101317.FE - Republic of the Congo: The Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (Mouvement congolais pour la démocratie et le développement intégral, MCDDI), particularly the treatment of its members by the current government authorities - May 2006 (PDF)
    • COG101287.FE - Republic of the Congo: David Charles Ganao's Union of Democratic Forces (L'Union des forces démocratiques), particularly a description of the membership card and treatment of members by Congolese government authorities – May 2006 (PDF)

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Refugees

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF) 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG104824.FE - Republic of the Congo: Sexual minorities, including legislation and treatment by society and the authorities; state protection available and support services - April 2014 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • COG38199 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the conflict of 1997. What happened and who was it between? Is there information to suggest that Congolese people fled Congo to Zimbabwe during this period?
      1. Please provide information on any ethnic differences between members/employees/supporters of the former Lissouba government and the current Sassou-Nguesso government.
      2. Is there any information about anyone being killed in Congo because they were regarded as “being a puppet of the previous government.”?
      3. Have family members of former employees of the Lissouba government been targeted for harm by members of the general population?

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • COG101518.FE - Republic of the Congo: The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), particularly whether a woman can be forced to undergo FGM against her will and that of her parents; the consequences of refusing to undergo FGM; the possibility of filing a complaint and state protection available - June 2006 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • COG38199 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on whether people have been targeted for harm because of their status as former employees of the Lissouba government.
      2. Is there information on whether family members of former employees of the previous government have been killed for imputed political reasons?

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Sub-Saharan Africa - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available


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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF) 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

 

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Updated July 10, 2018

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