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Warda Shazadi Meighen – Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects feel abandoned waiting for refuge in Pakistan

November 28th, 2022|Tags: |

A group of Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects intended to promote the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan say they are now stuck in neighbouring Pakistan and running out of money for food and rent, more than a year after they thought they would be ...

Erin Simpson – ‘I’m hoping they hear my voice’: 14-year-old Afghan boy renews plea for help from Canada

March 28th, 2022|Tags: |

A 14-year-old boy from Afghanistan is renewing his desperate plea made to the Canadian government last year as his family awaits further instruction regarding their immigration application. Last August, as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the boy, who CTV News Toronto is not identifying ...

Jacqueline Swaisland – Repatriating Afghan Refugees in the Midst of Catastrophe

March 4th, 2022|Tags: |

The 9/11 attacks in the United States in September 2001 thrust Afghanistan to the forefront of what was declared to be the ‘war against terrorism’. The country was already languishing for more than two decades of conflict arising from the Soviet-Afghan War that forced millions of Afghans to seek refuge in ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Sarina Faizy was overjoyed when Canada evacuated her family from Afghanistan. Now she fears her father may be deported.

February 10th, 2022|Tags: |

Sarina Faizy breathed a massive sigh of relief when her family was evacuated from Afghanistan almost six months ago after urging the Canadian government to help. But now she's confused and afraid because her father, who has been housed in a Toronto hotel since August, ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Afghan athletes who thought they were headed for Canada plead with Ottawa: ‘Don’t break our hearts’

February 7th, 2022|Tags: |

A star of Afghanistan's national women's basketball team thought she would be in Canada by now, building a new life with her family after they were forced to flee their old one. Instead, they're stuck living in a northern Albania hotel, mired in uncertainty. Dozens of ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Owner of Kabul law firm that worked for Canadian Embassy pleads for help for employees left behind

December 14th, 2021|Tags: |

Saeeq Shajjan's law firm in Kabul spent the past eight years working as the local legal team for the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan. But with about two dozen of his employees still stuck in the Taliban-held country, Shajjan said the Canadian government is now ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen & Rachel Bryce – Climate migration is already happening – Canada must lead in developing a coherent response

November 11th, 2021|Tags: |

Representatives from much of the world gathered in Glasgow to discuss how to respond to the existential impacts of climate change. COP26 brought with it a heightened sense of urgency and the destructive effects of climate change can no longer be ignored, even for the ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – « J’ai pu fuir, mais je recommence tout à zéro » : une juge afghane en exil se confie

November 6th, 2021|Tags: |

Tayeba Parsa fait partie des rares femmes juges à avoir réussi à quitter Kaboul après l’arrivée des talibans. Elle vit depuis en Europe de l’Est, ignorant ce que l’avenir lui réserve. Dans un témoignage exclusif, elle replonge dans les souvenirs de son périple mouvementé et ...

Erin Simpson – “I defied the Taliban, and now my family is in grave danger”

August 16th, 2021|Tags: |

On the morning they left, my elderly parents, older brother, sister-in-law, nephews and niece all watched as their neighbours packed up cars filled with clothes, food and water. Women frantically urged their children into waiting cars, their faces veiled and bodies engulfed by sky-blue burkas...

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Recent Decisions

December 5th, 2022|Tags: |

Gebru v. Canada (MCI), 2022 FC 1563 In Gebru v. Canada (MCI), the Court examined the Immigration Division’s decision to find the Applicant inadmissible to Canada pursuant to ss.34(1)(f) and 34(1)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for being a member of Tigray People’s ...

Recent Decisions

November 28th, 2022|Tags: |

AB v. Canada (MCI), 2022 FC 1540 In AB v. Canada (MCI) the Court examined the Officer’s decision to refuse the Applicant’s humanitarian and compassionate application on the grounds of "moderate" BIOC impact . On judicial review, the Court found that the Officer did not ...

Recent Decisions

November 17th, 2022|Tags: |

Menjivar v. Canada (MCI), 2022 FC 1490 In Menjivar v. Canada (MCI), the Court explored the IAD’s decision to dismiss the applicant’s appeal on H&C grounds under section s.67(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, on the basis that the applicant had engaged in ...