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Language, Migration and Human Rights

Language, Migration and Human Rights

Language, migration and human rights

38.1 Introduction

We begin this chapter with the story of Robert Dziekanski, who arrived in Canada as a new immigrant from Poland in October 2007. The 40-year-old man, who had never flown before in his life, was to be met by his mother, who had ...

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