Stephen Kaduuli

Stephen Kaduuli is CPJ's former refugee rights policy analyst. Stephen passed away suddenly from COVID-19 on April 15, 2021. CPJ, along with Stephen’s family, wish to honour his dedication and passion for refugee rights by establishing a permanent fund to help enhance and deepen CPJ’s refugee work. To make a donation, visit: https://cpj.ca/the-stephen-kaduuli-memorial-refugee-rights-fund

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Posts by Stephen Kaduuli

Statement for Refugee Rights Day 2021

Citizens for Public Justice joins people across Canada in celebrating Refugee Rights Day on Sunday, April 4. This is the second Refugee Rights Day of the pandemic. On this day in 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a monumentally historic decision pertaining to the rights of refugees in response to Singh v. Minister…

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Book Review: Refugees & Forced Migration

Catherine Baillie Abidi and Shiva Nourpanah have masterfully woven together the key terminologies and concepts that relate to refugees and forced migration.

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Continuing Welcome

This report analyses the federal government’s efforts to address the refugee sponsorship challenges raised by Sponsorship Agreement Holders in A Half Welcome in 2017. While there have been some improvements in the refugee resettlement process in the past three years, significant gaps remain.

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A Continuing Welcome for Refugees

This year, on World Refugee Day, CPJ published Continuing Welcome, a progress report on the impact of refuge rights advocacy efforts since 2017. 

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Statement for Refugee Rights Day 2020

COVID-19 has put the whole world in extraordinary circumstances. CPJ believes that we should maintain our commitment to the common good of protecting the rights of refugees and other vulnerable people.

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Canada Has a Moral Obligation to Accept Climate Migrants

Despite our small population, Canada has had an outsized impact on the climate crisis. Now we have a moral imperative to welcome those displaced by climate change.

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Canada has a moral obligation to accept climate migrants

Despite our small population, Canada has had an outsized impact on the climate crisis. Now we have a moral imperative to welcome those displaced by climate change.

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Letter to Minister Mendicino: Improve Refugee Integration

CPJ and the CRC for Public Dialogue called on the IRCC minister to address several lingering concerns that would help refugees to fully integrate into Canadian society for the good of all.

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Show Love to the Stranger this Christmas

As Christmas approaches and we mull over its holy significance, it is important to remember that there are 71 million displaced persons of whom 26 million are refugees.

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A boy at a protest holding a card saying: "Vote to care about refugees"

Working Together for Refugee Rights

When it comes to refugee rights, we need a government that is transparent, that listens and cares, and that is cooperative with other parties.

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