Canadian asylum (refugee) law recognizes that freedom to hold and express a political opinion and criticize one’s government are fundamental human rights. Suppression of political expression, or persecution based on suspicion that a person holds a particular political opinion can be the basis for a successful refugee claim. If evidence shows a person may be persecuted in their country for having (or suspected of having) a particular political opinion, their claim should succeed.
In the following two cases, the Refugee Protection Division refused the claims, incorrectly expecting the claimants to demonstrate with certainty that they would be arrested, unjustly imprisoned, or abused in detention for political reasons.
Anchor Law assisted the claimants to convince the Refugee Appeal Division that based on their profile and past activities, and the level of political repression in Turkey, they deserve protection in Canada.
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Latest Notable Cases
Asylum – appeal – political opinion/activism – Mexico – 2019
Asylum – appeal – political opinion – Turkey – 2018
Asylum – appeal – membership in a particular social group (single woman) – Iraq – 2018
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