2015-08-28: CPAC: Vote 2015 Primer: Security
2015-01-07: Ms. Gerami publishes another paper in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, Vol. IX, No. 1 on the recent changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act.
2015-01-06: The Federal Court invites Ms. Gerami to speak to their Law Clerks on Career Paths and provide insight on her Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law Practice.
2014-11-28: Ms. Gerami takes the lead on the CBA Parliamentary Submissions on Bill S-7, Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practice Act.
2014-07-08: Federal Court grants the judicial review of an Applicant represented by Ms. Arghavan Gerami on her judicial review application and hearing, holding that the Refugee Protection Division failed to apply the Gender Guidelines in a meaningful way. The Federal Court decided that the Refugee Protection Division is required to apply the principles enshrined in the Gender Guidelines and be alert and sensitive to the claimant’s gender, social, cultural, economic and the religious norms of her community. The case was sent back to the Refugee Protection Division for redetermination by another Panel Member.
2014-04-08: The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers succeeded in its motion to intervene in Etienne v. MPSEP. This case will be argued by Ms. Gerami before the Federal Court this summer, challenging the constitutionality of the new pre-removal risk assessment (‘PRRA’)legislation that prevents individuals who have had a refugee determination to receive another risk assessment by a PRRA Officer for one year.
2014-03-07: Ms. Gerami, a Director of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) attended IWSO’s 25th anniversary celebration. She was recognized among other individuals and community groups who have supported IWSO’s work to eliminate violence against immigrant women and children. Click here for the CBC coverage.
2014-01-20: Ms. Gerami publishes article on the constitutional issues of the new government Bill on (C-65 reintroduced as C-2): Arghavan Gerami, “The Judiciary, the Rule of Law and Citizenry’s Legitimate Expectation in a Constitutional Democracy: the Shortcomings of Bill C-65,” Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, Vol. VIII: 1.
2013-11-08: The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) selected Ms. Arghavan Gerami to sit on its Litigation Committee. The Litigation Committee intervenes at the Supreme Court of Canada and other jurisdictions, whether individually or jointly with other organizations; engages in litigation as a party or a public interest party; and, launches or participates in complaints or petitions to international human rights bodies.
2013-10-03: Each year, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers’ (‘CARL’) Executive honours people who have made an extraordinary contribution to CARL and to the advancement of its mission of protecting the human rights of refugees and migrants. Today at its annual national conference, CARL honoured Ms. Gerami with a CARLA award for her dedication and work as a volunteer, and her assistance with litigation on the Interim Federal Health Program cuts for refugees. Ms. Gerami was recognized for her willingness to step up, to provide valuable research on short timelines, and to do so with so much skill and enthusiasm. Click here for details - go to page 9.
2012-11-01: Ms. Arghavan Gerami was invited to speak on a Panel at the Annual Speaker Series of the Federal Court of Appeal on November 30, 2012 to discuss how to start and build a successful law firm. Ms. Gerami was one of six Panelists and the Session aimed to provide the Law Clerks of the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal with various career options they can pursue upon the completion of their clerkship term next summer. The Law Clerks also heard from a Federal Court Judge, an In-house Counsel from a large corporation, a Law Professor, a Partner at a national law firm, and a Lawyer from the Department of Foreign Affairs, on their respective careers. (full document click here)
2012-03-31: Ms. Gerami Co-authors article with Hon. Irwin Cotler, Kent Roach, Heather McIvor, Ron Skolrood on the exercise of ministerial discretion: “The Decisive Moment of (In)Decision: Insite and Ministerial Discretion” 6 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 225-260.