Refugee Rights

Refugee Rights – Safe Third Country Agreement Charter Challenge

Supreme Court Denial of Leave On Safe Third Regretted – 5 February 2009

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Supreme Court asked to review Canada’s closing of the door on refugees – 29 September 2008

The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to determine whether the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement is unconstitutional and violates refugees’ rights, the Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches announced today.

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Rights Groups Express Dismay with Appeal Court Ruling on Safe Third Country – 2 July 2008

Amnesty International, the Canadian Council for Refugees, the Canadian Council of Churches and John Doe expressed their dismay today with the June 27 Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Safe Third Country Agreement. The appeal court overturned an earlier Federal Court decision which found the United States does not comply with the Refugee Convention and Convention against Torture and that the Safe Third Country Agreement is in breach of Canada’s Charter obligations.

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Stay of Safe Third Country Decision puts refugees’ lives at risk – 1 February 2008

The Canadian Council for Refugees, the Canadian Council of Churches and Amnesty International Canada today expressed deep dismay at the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal to stay the Federal Court ruling that strikes down the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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Safe Third Country Decision Welcomed by Rights Organizations and John Doe – 30 November 2007

The Canadian Council for Refugees, the Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International and John Doe welcome the November 29 Federal Court ruling concluding that the December 2004 Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the USA violates refugee rights.

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