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									A SELECTED LIST OF GENERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
 RESEARCH SITES USED BY THE IMMIGRATION AND
         REFUGEE BOARD OF CANADA
               AS OF MAY 12, 2003




               THERESA SMITH
       CHIEF, DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
      IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE BOARD
                 TORONTO




           (416) 973 – 8568 (Telephone)
              (416) 973 – 7149 (Fax)
                theresa.smith.@irb.gc.ca
                                        AFRICA

African Centre for Democracy and Human rights (ACDHRS)

http://www.acdhrs.org


L’autre Afrique

http://www.africultures.com/partenaires/autre-afrique/autre-afrique


                                AFRICA – REFUGEES

National Consortium for Refugees Affairs

http://www.ncra.org.za


                                    AFRICA - WOMEN

Federation of Women Lawyers

FIDA

http://www.fidakenya.org/main/index.csp



                                ARMED CONFLICTS

SIPRI

http://www.sipri.se


                                 ARMED CONFLICT

Wart Resisters International

http://www.wri-irg.org


                                    ARMS CONTROL

Federation of American Scientists
http://www.fas.org



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Arms Control Association

http://www.armscontrol.org



United Nations Register of Conventional Arms

http://www.disarmament.un.org/cab/register.htm/


                                     ARMS TRADE

Arms Trade Resource Center

http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms


NISAT: THE NORVEGIAN INITIATIVE ON SMALL ARMS TRANSFERS

http://www.nisat.org


                                     CHILDREN

International Save the Children Alliance

http://www.savethechildren.net/homepage


                                      CONFLICT

International Crisis Group

http://www.intl-crisis-group-org


                         CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTIONS


European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

http://www.eurplace.org/orga/ebco/




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                            COUNTRY ASSESSMENTS

US Department of State

http://www.state.gov



United Kingdom. Immigration and Nationality Directorate

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/hpg.htm


                         COUNTRY OF ORIGIN RESEARCH

Canada Immigration and Refugee Board

http://www.irb.gc.ca


                                     CORRUPTION

Global Corruption Report 2003

http://www.globalcorruptionreport.org/


                                 DEATH PENALTY

Death Penalty News, Amnesty/International

http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/



                                  DEVELOPMENT

Canadian International Development

http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/index-e.htm




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                                     ELECTIONS

ELECTIONWORLD. ORG

http://www.electionworld.org


Election Watch

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/election.watch


                                       EUROPE

ECOINET

http://www..ecoi.net


European Council on Refugee and Exiles

http://www.ecre.org


European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control Affiliated with the United Nations

http://www.heuni.fi


Central Europe Review

http://www.ce-review.org/


Council of Europe

http://www.coe.int


                            FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Reporters San Frontiėres
http://www.rsf.org




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                             FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION


International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
http://www.ifex.org


International Journalists Network

http://www.ijnet.org



                              GOVERNMENT – U. S. A.

CIA

http://www.odci.gov/cia


                          HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

http://www.icrc.org



                                    HUMAN RIGHTS

International Human Rights Law Group

http://www.hrlawgroup.org/


Transparency International

http://www.transparency.org


Freedom House

http://www.freedomhouse.org




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Freedom in the World Report 2001 – 2002

http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/survey2002.htm


Human Rights Internet

http://www.hri.ca


Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org


Human Rights Without Frontiers

http://www.hrwf.net/newhrwf


Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

http://www.lchr.org


Open Society Archives

http://www.osa.ceu.hu


Peace Brigades International

http://www.igc.apc.org/pbi/links


RELIEFWEB

http://www.reliefweb.int


                               IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Travel Document System

http://www.traveldocs.com




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                      IMMIGRATION AND DEPORTATION

World Immigration and Deportation

http://www.immigrationpost.com


                                INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Centre for World Indigenous Studies

http://www.cwis.org


Indigenous Knowledge

http://www.nuffic.nl/ik-pages


                       INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE

Global Internally Displaced People Project

http://www.idpproject.org


                                       LABOUR

International Labour Organizations

http://www.ilo.org/public/english


                                      LANGUAGES

Ethnologue

http://www.ethnologue.com


                                           LAW

Asil Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

http://www.asil.org/resource/humrts/.htm



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Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum

http://www.uni-konstenz.de/fuf/ueberfak/fzaa/english/index.html


Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

http://www.lcgweb2.loc.gov/glin/glinhome.html


Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases

http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/foreign_intl/index.html


ICL – International Constitutional Law

http://www.uni-wverzburg.de/law


International Criminal Tribunal

http://www.cij.org/tribunal


Internet Law Library

http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib/


Forintlaw

http://www.legalminds.lp.findlaw.com/list/forintlaw/threads.html


Journal of African Law

http://www.oup.co.uk/joflaw/contents


Jurweb: Legal Information in the Internet by Country/Continent

http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/students/clsa/jura/geo/jurweb-geo-home.html


Law Research

http://www.lawresearch.com/

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Public International Law

http://www.law.ecel.uwa.edu.


Washlaw Web

http://www.lawlib.edu


World Law Guide

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/


                                     LIBRARIES

Emory Law Library

http://www.law/cornell/edu/directories.html



Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov


                                        MAPS

Maps.com

http://www.maps.com/cgi-bin/magellan/maps


University of Texas at Austin. Perry Castaňeda Library map collection

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/austin-maps.html


                                       MEDIA

Agence France - Presse
http://www.afp.com




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BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk


The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com


Courrier International

http://www.expansion.tm.fm/courrier


The Daily Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk


The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com


Liberation

http://www.liberation.com


Lexis Nexis (Subscription)

http://www.lexisnexis.com


News Index

http://www.newsindex.com


The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com


Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/

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Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/news


The Times

http://www.the-times-co.uk


World News Connection (WNC) (Subscription)

http://www.wnc.fedworld.gov


World Wide News Sources on the Internet

http://www.discover.co.uk/net/news/news/news.htm/


                                   MINORITIES

Minorities at Risk

http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/inscr/mar/


Minority Rights

http://www.minorityrights.org


                       NATIONAL IDENTITY DOCUMENTS


Global Survey of Group Classification on National ID Cards

http://www.preventgenocide.org/prevent/removing-facilitating-factors/IDcards/survey/


                                    MIGRATION

Center for Migration Studies

http://www.cmsny.org



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International Organization for Migration

http://www.iom.ch


Migration News

http://www.migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/


                                     TERRORISM

International Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups

http://www.specialoperations.com/terrorist.html


                                ORGANIZED CRIME

Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption

http://www.yorku.ca/nathanson/default.htm


                                   PENAL SYSTEMS

Penal Reform International (PRI)

http://www.penalreform.org


Police Foundation

http://www.policefoundation.org



                                POLITICAL PARTIES

Leftist Parties of the World

http://www.broadleft.org


Political Database of the Americas

http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba


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Political Resources on the Net

http://www.politicalresources.net


Social Movements, Pressure Groups and Political Parties

http://www.socio.ch/movpar/index_movpar.htm


World Socialist Web Site

http://www.wsws.org/index.shtml


                                    REFUGEES

Jesuit Refugee Service
http://www.jesref.org


Refugees International

http://www.refintl.org


Norwegian Refugee Council

http://www.nrc/no/engindex.htm


U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR)

http://www.refugees.org


                         REFUGEE STUDIES UNIVERSITIES


Refugee Studies Programme

http://www.geh.ox.ac.uk/rsp


York University Centre for Refugee Studies

http://www.yorku.ca/crs/

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                                      RELIGION

Center for Religious Freedom

http://www.freedomhouse.org/religion/


Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)

http://www.cesner.org


Institute on Religion and World Affairs

http://www.bu.edu/irwa


International Christian Concern

http://www.persecution.org


Religious Tolerance.org

http://www.religioustolerance.org


(USCIRF)

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

http://www.uscirf.gov/


                               SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Amnesty Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Concerns

http://www.ai-lgbt.org/general_info.htm


Gay Law News

http://www.gaylawnews.com


International Gay and Lesbian Review (USC)

http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/onepress/pagel.html
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Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force

http://www.lgirtf.org


                                     TERRORISM

International Policy Institute for Counter – Terrorism

http://www.ict.org.il/home.cfm


Appendix of Active Terrorist Organizations

http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Fuji/3598/appendix.htm


Office of the Coordinator for Counter terrorism

http://www.state.gov/www/global/terrorism/index.html


South Asia Terrorism Portal

http://www.satp.org


The Terrorism Research Center

http://www.terrorism.com


terrorism files.org

http://www.terrorismfiles.org


Terrorism Victims.org

http://www.terrorismvictims.org


Terrorist Group Profiles
Index of Groups

http://www.library.nps.navy.mil/home/tgp/tgpndx.htm

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                                  TRAVEL WARNINGS

US DOS, Consular Information Sheet

http://www.travel.state.gov


                                    VISAS – U. S. A.

Visa Reprocity and Country Documents Finder

http://www.travel.state.gov/reciprocity/index.htm


                                  UNITED NATIONS

Official Web site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations

http://www.unsystem.org


UNESCO

Official Web site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations

http://www.unesco.org


UNHCR

http://www.unhcr.ch


UNICEF

http://www.unicef.org


United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention

http://www.uncjin.org


United Nations Criminal Justice
Information Network (UNCJIN)

http://www.uncjin.org


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UN Documents (United Nations)

http://www.un.org/docs


United Nations Development Programme

http://www.undp.org


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.unhchr.ch/htm/

United Nations Development Funds for Women

http://www.uniferm.org


Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

http://www.unpo.org


World Bank

http://www.worldbank.org


                                      WOMEN

Win News

http://www.feminist.com/win.htm


Coalition on Violence Against Women

http://www.covaw.or.ke


Coalition To Stop The Use Of Child Soldiers

http://www.child-soldiers.org/




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Center for Reproductive Rights

http://www.crlp.org


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
(CEDAW)

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw


Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy

http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djglp/jtocctrl.htm


Feminist Activist Resources on the Net

http://www.igc.apc.org/women/feminist.html


Female Genital Mutilation Education and Networking Project

http://www.fgnetwork.org/


International Center for Reproductive Health

http://www.icrh.org/kop.html


International Foundation for Gender Education

http://www.ifge.org


International Women’s Rights Action Watch

http://www.iwraw.igc.org


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

http://www.wilpf.org




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