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Federal Court Confirms Sending Refugee Claimants Back to the U.S. Breaks Canadian Law

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), Amnesty International (AI) and The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) welcomed the July 22, 2020 Federal Court of Canada ruling that sending refugee claimants back to the US under the Safe Third Country Agreement violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “We asked the Court to look at …

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Court to Hear Why Sending Refugee Claimants Back to the U.S. Breaks Canadian Law

From November 4th to 8th the Federal Court of Canada will hear a challenge to the designation of the U.S. as a safe third country for refugees. The court will hear that sending refugee claimants back to the US violates Canadian law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Canada’s binding international human rights obligations.   Through the court case, the organizations are arguing that sending refugee claimants back to the US …

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November 2017 Governing Board Highlights

Highlights and Decisions from the November 2017 Governing Board Meeting The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board met on November 15-17 at Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Governing Board meets biannually to review ecumenical life in Canada, reflect on its significance, identify needs and direct the affairs of the Council …

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Refugee Rights

Refugee Rights – Safe Third Country Agreement Charter Challenge Supreme Court Denial of Leave On Safe Third Regretted – 5 February 2009 Click here to view the media release. 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 …

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