The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) has today filed a legal challenge of the Federal Government’s Canada-U.S. border restrictions that have shut out most refugee claimants from Canada since the start [...]
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers is deeply concerned by today’s Federal Court of Appeal decision upholding the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). The Court dismissed the challenge on highly technical legal [...]
CARL is pleased to have supported "Missing and Missed: Report of the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations", authored by the Honourable Gloria J. Epstein. The Report was released today, April [...]
Media Release – Canadian government defends the Safe Third Country Agreement despite human rights violations of refugees
On February 23 and 24, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal will hear arguments from Canada in support of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), after the Federal Court ruled the agreement unconstitutional. The [...]
December 11, 2020 Notice of Availability for Comment The reports of the Canada Border Services Agency’s involvement in procurement of fraudulent documents overseas and providing false evidence and testimony to the [...]
Read CARL’s Joint Open Letter to the Ministers of Public Safety and IRCC regarding CBSA oversight in light of the Ebrahim Toure case
"We write to renew our calls for the establishment of an independent, civilian-led oversight commission with a mandate to provide real-time oversight for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA remains [...]
Press Release: Refugee lawyers: Canada’s decision to go to court to prolong Safe Third Country Agreement legitimizes U.S.’ inhumane treatment of asylum-seekers
Canada has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to stay the decision of the Federal Court which struck down the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), the result of which could mean the [...]
Communiqué De Presse: L’ACAADR Lance sa Campagne « Le Voyage Des Réfugiés, C’est Essentiel », Appelant à une Politique D’asile Juste eet Humaine à nos Frontières.
L’Association Canadienne des Avocats et Avocates en Droit des Réfugiés (L’ACAADR) débute aujourd’hui sa nouvelle campagne « le voyage des réfugiés est essentiel », qui donne au public un aperçu de l’expérience [...]
Press Release: CARL Launches ‘Refugee Travel is Essential’ Campaign Calling for Fair and Humane Refugee Policy at our Border
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) today debuted its new “Refugee Travel is Essential” campaign that gives viewers a glimpse into the painful experiences of many refugees who approach the border [...]
COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: L’ACAADR salue le nouveau programme offrant une voie d’accès à la résidence permanente pour les travailleurs essentiels de première ligne.
L’ACAADR salue le nouveau programme offrant une voie d’accès à la résidence permanente pour les travailleurs essentiels de première ligne. Lisez notre communiqué de presse ici.