CCLA to Appear Before Supreme Court in Safe Third Country Agreement Case

In Rights by poladmin

CCLA has been granted leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case concerning the constitutionality of the ‘Safe Third Country Agreement’ –  an agreement that designates the United States as a ‘safe’ country for refugees. As a result of this designation, almost all refugees who enter Canada over land from the United States are deemed ineligible to make a refugee claim, and are subject to deportation and imprisonment in the United States. There are also significant barriers to individuals pursuing refugee protection in the United States, making it more likely that refugee

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