Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program

Appendix B: Survey Questionnaire

Survey Questionnaire

Many of the following questions are close-ended requiring you to choose from a range of answers. However, an opportunity to provide more general comments is provided at the end of the survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential; however, the results will be shared with the Evaluation Offices of the participating departments and agencies.

Q1:

Where do you work?

  • Headquarters or satellite offices in Ottawa/Hull
  • Regional units
  • Overseas mission
  • Other (Please specify)
  • Other location - please specify:
Q2:

What is your current job title?

Q3A:

How long have you been in your current position? (Years)

Q3B:

How long have you been in your current position? (Months)

Q4A:

Please list your two or three primary functions in order of relative importance.

Q5A:

Based on your experience in your current position, to what extent has the Program been successful in? (Rate only those that apply to you and mark others with N/A)

  Very successful Somewhat successful Somewhat unsuccessful Very unsuccessful Don't know Not applicable
Denying visas for potential war criminals?
Denying refugee status to potential war criminals?
Revoking citizenship of war criminals?
Removing war criminals from Canada?
Prosecuting perpetrators of war crimes?
Q6A:

To what extent has the Program demonstrated Canadian leadership on war crimes at the global level:

  To a great extent To a reasonable extent Very little Not at all Don't know Not applicable
In providing an effective legislative framework?
In the effective management of allegations?
In providing support to international organizations addressing war crimes issues?
Q7A:

Please assess the adequacy of each of the following in addressing war crimes. If needed, please provide additional comments on each of your responses to this question.

  Very adequate Somewhat adequate Somewhat inadequate Very inadequate Don't know Not applicable
Legislation
Department and agency policies
Department and agency procedures
Department and agency manuals
Training sessions
Outreach activities
Criteria for assessing cases
International agreements and treaties (ex. Memorandum of Understanding)
Gathering intelligence on the context and history of war crimes
Gathering intelligence on allegations against specific individuals
Sharing intelligence on the context and history of war crimes
Sharing intelligence on allegations against specific individuals

Comments

Q8A:

Please indicate the percentage of your time that you spend working with other federal government departments and agencies in addressing war crimes:

  • DOJ
  • RCMP
  • CBSA
  • CIC
    Total of other government departments and agencies? Please specify.
  • Other government departments and agencies - Please specify.
Q9A:

To what extent is the communication between your agency and the following departments adequate?

  Very adequate Somewhat adequate Somewhat inadequate Very inadequate Don't know Not applicable
DOJ
RCMP
CBSA
CIC
Total of other government departments and agencies
Q10A:

To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? If needed, please provide additional comments on each of your responses to this question.

  Agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Disagree Don't know Not applicable
Roles of other departments and agencies are clear.
Communication and coordination among departments and agencies are effective
Communication and coordination with international organizations are effective
Background information on events connected with war crimes is accessible and sufficient
Information to substantiate individual allegations is available
Length of time to prepare cases for hearings/trial is reasonable.
Length of time for removals is reasonable
Training is adequate to support my work in addressing war crimes

Comments

Q11:

Are there significant barriers to effective delivery of the War Crimes Program?

  • Yes (please specify)
  • No
Q12:

In an average year, what percentage of your working time is spent on dealing with war crimes issues?

Q13A:

To what extent can adequate staff in your unit enable you to carry out your primary functions as identified in a timely manner?

  Very adequate Somewhat adequate Somewhat inadequate Very inadequate Don't know Not applicable
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Q14A:

In dealing with war crimes issues, are there adequate resources for each of the following?

  Very adequate Somewhat adequate Somewhat inadequate Very inadequate Don't know Not applicable
Screening visa applications for entry to Canada
Denying visas related to war crimes
Training and professional development
Gathering and disseminating intelligence data
Investigations
Resources for outreach and communications
Preparation of cases for hearings/reviews
Preparation of cases for trial
Q15:

How would you describe your level of satisfaction with the War Crimes Program as a response to denying safe haven in Canada to those involved?

  • Highly satisfied
  • Somewhat satisfied
  • Somewhat unsatisfied
  • Highly unsatisfied
  • Don't know
  • Not applicable

Comments

Q16A:

Please identify the three elements of the War Crimes Program which work particularly well.

Q17A:

Please identify three potential areas for improving the War Crimes Program.

Q18:

Do you have any other specific comments that you would like to make on the Program and/or suggestions for improvements in program design or delivery?

INT99:

Thank you for completing the survey. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact WCsurvey_enquete@ggi.ca

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