CCLA at Supreme Court over Safe Third Country Agreement

In Rights by poladmin

Today, the CCLA is intervening in a case before the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the constitutionality of the Safe Third Country Agreement (“STCA”) –  an agreement that designates the United States as a ‘safe’ country for refugees.
Subject to a few narrow exceptions, since 2004, the STCA has allowed Canada to return refugees arriving at our land border crossings to the United States (“US”), without any hearing of their refugee claim.
The Federal Court ruled that the STCA violated the s. 7 Charter rights of refugee claimants returned to the US because of immigration detention practices there.

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