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Sweden Fails to call - Another chapter in the pre-trial (and pre-charge) punishment of Julian Assange Updates

*Please see below Important Updates as of Friday 24/07/2015*

2015 is certainly a year of amazing activity in the Wikileaks organisation, with their publishing adding to the fount of public knowledge more revelations on the world of politics, secret government and corporations and how it operates. 807 more words


Extraterritorial processing of asylum claims

The Agenda on Migration , published by the Commission on 13 May 2015, advocates a holistic approach which includes the establishment of a pilot multi-purpose centre in Niger by the end of the year. 839 more words


Calgary imam facing sex assault charges in U.S. fights to keep refugee status

A Calgary imam facing criminal charges in the United States is still waiting to hear whether he will be able to keep his refugee status in Canada. 342 more words

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National Post View: Slamming the door on refugees? Hardly

In the Mediterranean, Africans cram themselves aboard rickety boats in hopes of a better life in Europe. Hundreds have drowned. In the Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait, Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar seek asylum in Malaysia and Indonesia in similarly desperate situations. 714 more words

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Israel tells African migrants to leave or accept prison: 'It is a form of coercion, but it is not forced deportation'

HOLOT, Israel — As Europe struggles to stem a spring flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross a deadly Mediterranean Sea, Israel has begun to toughen its stance toward refugees, telling unwanted Africans here they must leave now or face an indefinite stay in prison. 1,419 more words


Undocumented mother lives under the radar

Guadalupe’s life is a tightrope act, precariously balanced between hope and fear.

Hope that one day, she and her children will enjoy the freedoms Canadians take for granted. 987 more words

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Opinion: Canada is failing in its responsibilities to refugees

We Canadians like to think of ourselves as generous and humanitarian, complying with our obligations and commitments under international law to protect refugees. In 1986, the Canadian people were awarded the Nansen medal for our assistance to refugees — the only time the medal has been awarded to an entire people. 576 more words