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A summary of the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar titled, Legal and Citizenship Status of Afghan Migrants-Refugees in Pakistan. Courtesy of Taylor Gulatsi.

Join Us on 1/25 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Legal and Citizenship Status of Afghan Refugees/Migrants in Pakistan”

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The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic LawSedition Law in IndiaNew Report from the Law Library of Congress On The Regulation of Hemp Around the World, and Legal Personality for Animals in India and Pakistan.

Join us on January 25 at 2 p.m. EST for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar, “Legal and Citizenship Status of Afghan Refugees/Migrants in Pakistan.”

This webinar aims to offer an overview and history of the legal and policy framework concerning the treatment and rights of Afghan refugees/migrants in Pakistan. The session will also delve into how courts and government administration have interpreted Pakistan’s citizenship law, determining the recognition or denial of citizenship rights to Afghan refugees and their children. On September 26, 2023, the federal government of Pakistan announced a policy to “repatriate all illegal and undocumented foreigners including those who have overstayed their visas,” with effect from November 1. The webinar will also examine the implementation of the recent mass deportation of Afghans under this “Illegal Foreigners’ Repatriation Plan.”

Please register here.

This webinar will be presented by Foreign Law Specialist Tariq Ahmad. Tariq’s work at the Law Library covers mostly South Asian common law jurisdictions, particularly India and Pakistan. He takes a particular research interest in issues related to religion and the law in South Asia. Tariq holds an LL.M. in international law from American University Washington College of Law and an LL.B. from University College London. He also holds a B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University.

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