IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
For information on the birth, marriage and
death customs of Roma in Bulgaria, and on the different Roma
communities and their languages, please consult the 11 September
1997 Minority Studies Society STUDII ROMANI attachment. According
to a letter sent to the DIRB on 8 September 1997 by the executive
director of the Human Rights Project in Sofia, "there [is] no
explicit indication of the ethnic origin in the identity
documents." In a 25 September 1997 telephone interview, the
executive director of the Human Rights Project stated that the
information contained in the 8 September 1997 letter reflects the
viewpoint of the organization.
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB 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.
Human Rights Project, Sofia. 25
September 1997. Telephone interview with the executive
Human Rights Project, Sofia. 8 September
1997. Letter sent to the DIRB by the executive director.
Minority Studies Society STUDII ROMANI,
Sofia. 11 September 1997. Letter sent to the DIRB.