Current treatment by government authorities of close family members of someone who escaped forced military conscription [AGO39003.E]

Current information on the treatment of family members of someone who escaped forced military conscription could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential January-May 2002.

Amnesty International Annual Report. 2002. Electronic Version.

Country Reports 2001. 2002.

Jeune Afrique/L'Intelligent January-July 2002.


Resource Centre country file. Angola.

Websites including:



Amnesty International.

Angola Peace Monitor.

Child Rights Information Network.

Human Rights Watch.

The Inter-African Network for Human Rights.

Inter-Church Coalition on Africa.

The International Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

Mail and Guardian [Johannesburg].

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).


Relief Web.

Save the Children Fund UK.

Street Kids International.

UK Immigration and Nationality Directorate.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Mission of Observers in Angola (UNMOA).