Republic of Guinea

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GIN35316 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the practice in Guinea with regard to the recording of deaths.
      2. Do the authorities in Guinea issue death certificates in relation to deaths in the country?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN105613.FE  - Guinea: Requirements and procedure to obtain a birth certificate extract, including from abroad; information indicated on the document; incorrect or fraudulent birth certificate extracts – August 2016 (PDF)
    • GIN105004.FE - National identity card, including the requirements and procedure to obtain the card, time frames for issuing the card, characteristics of the card and its lamination process - November 2014 (PDF)
    • GIN103978.FE - Whether a person born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a Guinean father can obtain Guinean nationality; if so, the process for applying for Guinean nationality - January 2012 (PDF)
    • GIN103361.E - Whether people are able to register for school without possessing a birth certificate or another identity document; the frequency with which people are issued birth certificates; the ages at which people are issued identity documents - March 2010 (PDF)
    • GIN100489.FE - Guinea: The Guinean act and/or certificate of birth, the issuing authority, when the act and/or certificate is issued, the information it contains, and the reasons for issuance - Aug 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN42957.FE - Whether the Embassy of Guinea in Canada can issue and replace a lost passport; whether the signature on a Guinean passport is "scanned" or whether the holder signs his or her passport upon receiving it; whether there are certain indications to show whether a passport was issued, replaced or renewed in Canada; the procedure for revoking a passport issued in Guinea - Aug 2004 (PDF)
    • GIN42834.E - Guinea: Whether a non-citizen of Guinea can obtain a service passport; if so, the conditions for receiving such a passport and validity period of such a passport - July 2004 (PDF)
    • GIN42824.FE - Guinea: Procedure for obtaining a passport, including the various steps, documents and time required; whether a minor child or a woman requires the signature of parents or a husband to obtain a passport; whether Guinean citizens' passports are stamped when they exit and enter Guinea - July 2004 (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), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GIN35316 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence of a usual practice, or a recognised custom, in the culture of either Ivory Coast or Guinea involving adoption of a niece by an uncle (in circumstances where the niece's mother is deceased)?
      2. Please provide advice on whether formal adoption is available in Guinea and Ivory Coast, and the processes involved.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN102432.E - Domestic child abuse; state protection available to victims - March 2007 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Child Soldiers Global International - 2008 (PDF)
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report

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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), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Corruption - Feb 2009 (PDF)

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Disabilities

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

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN43274.FE - Update to GIN41782.FE of 30 July 2003 on the treatment of members of the Rally for the Guinean People (Rassemblement du peuple guinéen, RPG), in particular before and after the December 2003 elections, and its current treatment - January 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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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

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN104870.E - Ethnic composition of police and military forces; treatment of Peul by authorities, including police and military, and in cases where a Peul individual requires state protection; information on Camp Makambo, including location and purpose - May 2014 (PDF)

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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Ethnic Groups / Race - Foulah/Fulani

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal - Country Advise
    • GIN35987 - January 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the treatment of the Foulah ethnic group in Guinea
      2. Are members of the Foulah ethnic group regarded as supporters of the opposition in Guinea?

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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)
    • GIN105293.FE - Domestic violence, including legislation, protection provided to victims and support services - October 2015 (PDF)
    • GIN105292.FE - Forced marriages, including prevalence; legislation affecting forced marriages; state protection; ability of women to refuse a forced marriage - October 2015 (PDF)
    • GIN105143.FE - Single women without family support; their ability to live on their own and find housing and employment without requiring a man’s approval - April 2015 (PDF)
    • GIN104197.FE - Guinea: Prevalence of forced marriage; legislation affecting forced marriages; state protection; ability of women to refuse a forced marriage (2009 - Sept. 2012) - October 2012 (PDF)
    • GIN102575.E - Intertribal marriages, especially between the Malinkes and the Peuls, and the perception of these marriages; state protection available to couples if parents oppose an interethnic marriage - August 2007 (PDF)
    • GIN102431.E - Protection, services and legal recourse available to women who are victims of domestic violence - March 2007 (PDF)
    • GIN100700.FE - Whether the Guerzé practise polyandry; if so, whether a woman can be forced to remarry should her husband be absent for a prolonged period - October 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN100027.FE - Guinea: Forced and arranged marriages, and possible recourse (2003-2005) - May 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN42655.FE - Intertribal marriages (especially between the Malinkes and the Peuhls) and perception of these marriages; protection offered by the state in the event that parents oppose an interethnic marriage - June 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Forced/arranged marriages and the availability of help from State or non governmental organisations when a girl refuses to agree to the forced marriage - Oct 2010 (PDF)
    • Domestic violence and police protection - May 2010 (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)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GIN35682 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether the constitution, parliament, the Supreme Court and justice have all been suspended since 23 December 2008.
      2. Is there any confirmation that there is a lack of law and order and that "everyday you find dead men in the street?"
      1. Please provide information about the general level of employment in Guinea and for mining engineers specifically?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017,  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • Well Oiled: Oil and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea - July 2009 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Human rights situation in Guinea following an attempted assassination on President Camara in December 2009 - June 2010 (PDF)
    • Human rights information following the September 2009 riots - Oct 2009 (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

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GIN35682 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. What are the protections available and enforced to protect defaulting or tardy debtors from their creditors in Guinea?
      1. Is there any information about the level of resourcing by the government in Guinea for police, and that because the police don't have petrol in their cars they won't protect citizens?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Domestic violence and police protection - May 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report -
    • The Perverse Side of Things: Torture, Inadequate Detention Conditions, and Excessive Use of Force by Guinean Security Forces - Aug 2006 (PDF)

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Law

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Map - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • Map of Guinea - 2012 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on general health services in Guinea and access to same - Feb 2011 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Recent Events & Poltical Developments - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN104033.FE - Guinea: The Union of Guinea's Democratic Forces (Union des forces démocratiques de Guinée, UFDG) party, including its structure, the name of its president and its main leaders; how its members are treated by the authorities (2009-February 2012) - March 2012 (PDF)
    • GIN100562.FE - M'Bemba Bangoura, Governor of Conakry, particularly the length of his governorship and his ties to the Guinean president and the Party for Unity and Progress (PUP); the treatment of the Diakantés under his governorship; protection offered to them - Sept 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN100415.FE - The Union for Progress and Renewal (UPR), particularly the treatment of its members and supporters by the government authorities - July 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN43302.FE - Update to GIN38597.F of 8 March 2002 on the Union of Republican Forces (Union des forces républicaines, UFR), including the treatment of its members by government authorities - January 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • Liberian Refugees in Guinea: Refoulement, Militarization of Camps, and Other Protection Concerns - Nov 2002 (PDF)
    • Refugees Still at Risk: Continuing Refugee Protection Concerns in Guinea - July 2001 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

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)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Liberation Refugees in Guinea: Refoulement, Militarization of Camps, and Other Protection Concerns - November 2002 (PDF)
    • REFUGEES STILL AT RISK Continuing Refugee Protection Concerns in Guinea - July 2001 (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 - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Religious Freedom - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN100074.FE - Treatment of Christians, specifically how Muslims and Guinean society as a whole treat Muslims who convert to Christianity - May 2005 (PDF)
    • GIN43078.FE - Situation of unmarried mothers, namely those from Muslim families; protection available against paternal violence - October 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Details of any violence against Catholics in Timbi Toumi or surrounding area of Guinea - 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), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN102477.E - Treatment of homosexuals by society and government authorities; recourse to the law and protection available to homosexuals who have been subject to ill treatment - May 2007 (PDF)
    • GIN42011.FE - Update to GIN33767.E of 29 February 2000 on the treatment of homosexuals by Guinean society; government protection available to them; government policy and attitude regarding homosexuals - September 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GIN35682 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether there was a coup in Guinea in December 2008? What is the situation with law and order in Guinea?
    • GIN35316 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the situation in Danane, Ivory Coast, in 2004, and in particular on any bombing that occurred there.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GIN104870.E - Ethnic composition of police and military forces; treatment of Peul by authorities, including police and military, and in cases where a Peul individual requires state protection; information on Camp Makambo, including location and purpose - May 2014 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Armed Conflict Report - Guinea - 2004

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Specific Country Issues - Child Soldiers

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests
    • GIN43247.FE - Guinea: The age at which Guinean youth are conscripted for military service; information indicating the department that conscripts them; whether a 27-year-old who graduated eight years ago would be conscripted for military service (2002-December 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Drug Trafficking

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Drug Trafficking - Feb 2009 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Female Genital Mutliation - 2017 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • State Department - Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) - Nov 2003 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - FGM - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report on Female Genital Mutliation - Guinea - June 2008
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests
    • GIN43298.FE - Update to GIN26177.F of 10 February 1997 on the practice of female genital mutilation in Guinea, specifically among the Peuhl; state protection available and its effectiveness - Jan 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • What is the average age of circumcision/is it common for women in their 20's; What is the incidence of hospitalisation for uncontrolled bleeding and infection resulting from FGM; Do police intervene in traditional practices to protect women forced to undergo FGM - 2011 (PDF)
    • Information regarding FGM and the availability of help from State or non-governmental organisations, or legislation if a girl refuses or does not want to have FGM performed - Oct 2010 (PDF)

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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)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Feb 2009 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Recent Events - Feb 2009 (PDF)

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Trafficking - Feb 2009 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available


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Torture

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

 

 

Updated July 11, 2018

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