Federal Court orders re-determination of HIV-positive Zimbabwean's refugee claim

Chan, Jennifer
December 2006
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Dec2006, Vol. 11 Issue 2/3, p42
The article offers information on the Canadian Federal Court's decision to order the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) to re-determine an HIV-positive Zimbabwean man's refugee claim. The issues before the Court were the evidence regarding the applicant's access to health care in his home country, and the IRB's refusal to hear a constitutional challenge to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for Convention refugee status.


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