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2017-10-13: CBC News Ottawa: Silence deafening for refugee seeking reunification with family

2017-08-17: Global News: What’s the plan for asylum seekers entering Canada?

2017-08-11: CBC: Cancelled asylum hearings 'devastating' to Ottawa refugee claimants, advocates say

2017-05-10: THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Court rules federal government's citizenship revocation process unfair

2017-01-30: YAHOO! News: Canadians boycotting U.S. travel in protest, fear of Trump's ban

2016-10-09: Global News: 19-year-old Concordia student told she will be stripped of Canadian identity

2016-10-07: THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Liberals will not grant moratorium on citizenship revocation

2016-10-06: NATIONAL POST: Case of Concordia student facing loss of citizenship has ‘compelling parallels’ to Monsef situation: lawyer

2016-08-16: CBC News: 'Traumatized' by jail, immigration detainee encouraged by government review of system

2016-03-03: Ottawa Citizen: Lawyer accuses minister of ignoring her pleas to help refugees

2016-01-20: CBC: Immigration officials admit error after rejecting Ottawa family reunification

2016-01-14: CBC: Ottawa man's family reunification plan stalled by wife's stateless status

2015-12-11: Ottawa Citizen: Immigration lawyer lobbying government to reopen Ottawa IRB office

2015-11-20: Old remedy may chart new route for detainees, November 20, 2015 (Page 11, 27)

2015-10-16: “Top 5 Federal Court (2015) Detention Review Cases,” 2015 Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers 9th National Conference, October 16, 2015

2015-08-28: CPAC: Vote 2015 Primer: Security

2015-08-19: Canadian Civil Liberties Association: An interview with Arghavan Gerami

2015-06-04: REUTERS: Immigration lawyer says Canada naive about China corruption cases

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.

2014-12-10: The Canadian Bar Association invites Ms. Gerami to speak at their May 2015 Canadian Bar Association Immigration Conference.

2014-11-28: Ms. Gerami takes the lead on the CBA Parliamentary Submissions on Bill S-7, Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practice Act.

2014-11-16: Supreme Court decision an indictment of Canada’s extradition practices: experts

2014-10-18: Ms. Gerami speaks about access to justice for refugees at the Canadian Lawyers Abroad Conference at the University of Ottawa.

2014-10-16: Ms. Gerami speaks at the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers’ Conference on the Constitutionality of the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Bar.

2014-10-16: Ms Gerami Comments on the increase in domestic violence cases following the “Conditional Permanent Residency” Amendment.

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.

2014-06-04: Federal Court grants to leave to an Applicant represented by Gerami Law PC, in a judicial review of a humanitarian and compassionate application involving the best interest of the child.

2014-05-15: Ms. Gerami is interviewed by Kichissipi Times and recognized as a top Immigration and Refugee Lawyer in Ottawa (page 10)".

2014-05-09: Ms. Gerami speaks at CBA Immigration Conference in Calgary "As soon as possible in s. 48(2) of IRPA: not 'possible' to enforce removals in breach of the Charter and the rule of law".

2014-05-01: Gerami Law PC wins the 2014 Top Immigration Law Services in Ottawa.

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.

2014-02-26: Ms. Gerami speaks to University of Ottawa law students at their Career Connections event held at the Ottawa Convention Centre on how to successfully build their social justice career.

2014-02-24: Ms. Gerami speaks at the Commons Institute: Review of Administrative Decisions Involving Charter Rights: The Shortcomings of the SCC Decision in Doré .

2014-02-09: Federal Court grants a stay of removal in Khalaf v. MPSEP argued by Ms. Arghavan Geram, Managing Director of Gerami Law PC.

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.

2013-09-25: Ms. Arghavan Gerami is pleased to announce her recent election to the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa.

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.