IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
Information on penalties for defecting from
a Cuban airplane while abroad, beyond that provided in Responses to
Information Requests CUB10032 of 10 January 1992, CUB14544 of 10
June 1993 and CUB17241.E of 3 May 1994, could not be found among
the sources consulted by the DIRB.
Information on defection by airline crew
members in Canada in 1994 could not be found among the sources
consulted by the DIRB.
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. Please find below a list of
sources consulted in researching this information request.
Country Reports on Human Rights
Practices. Yearly. U.S. Department of State. Washington: U.S.
Government Printing Office.
Critique: Review of the Department of
State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. New
York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service
(FBIS) Latin America Daily Report. Daily.
Human Rights Watch. Yearly. Human
Rights Watch World Report. New York: Human Rights Watch.
Amnesty International. Yearly.
Amnesty International Report. New York: Amnesty
Immigration and Nationality: Law and
Practice [London]. Quarterly. Tolley Publishing Company.
Index on Censorship [London].
Monthly. Writers and Scholars International Ltd.
News from Americas Watch [New
Latinamerica Press [Lima].
Latin American Weekly Report
Latin American Regional Reports:
Central America & the Caribbean [London]. Monthly.
NACLA Report on the Americas.
Material from the Indexed Media
Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports
from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the
Weekly Media Review.
Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to
the appropriate region.
On-line searches of news articles (Nexis
Note on contacting foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada:
Embassies and high commissions are not
usually called for security-related questions such as location of
military bases or the functioning of secret services. Ability to
obtain information from diplomatic representatives depends on
availability of information and cooperation from individual
Note on oral sources:
Oral sources are usually contacted when
documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must
agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to
Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no
information currently available." Contacting oral sources is also
subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the
year when academics are unavailable.
This list is not exhaustive.
Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not