News: Refugee Rights

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and views from CPJ on refugee rights by reading the articles written by CPJ staff and citing CPJ’s work.

Finding Hope in Uncertain Times

While the demands of this pandemic are great, there is a very clear role for grassroots activism in these difficult and uncertain times.

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Canada Must Step Up Against the STCA

In 2015, Morgan was turned away at the Canadian border and sent to Clinton County Prison in central Pennsylvania. Her painful journey shows Canada’s negligence of asylum seekers’ rights.

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Slamming the Door

This report delves into the implications and effects of the Safe Third Country Agreement for Canada, the legal challenges to the STCA, and the overall US-Canada diplomatic relations which deter Canada from rescinding the STCA.

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A Summary of the 2020 STCA Ruling

The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) is an asylum agreement between Canada and the United States recognizing one another as safe countries for potential refugees to seek protection. Enacted on December 29, 2004, the Agreement holds that refugee claimants are required to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in; unless they…

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Let’s End Child Detention in Canada

The psychological and emotional effects that result from detention are extremely traumatic, especially since many of these children have already experienced trauma in their home countries.

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Justice for Immigrant Frontline Workers

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government should take note of the fundamental role that foreign workers, including refugees, play in our food and health care systems.

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What COVID-19 is Teaching Us

The future to which we return must look different from the past. Not just in defending against an infectious virus, but also in resisting a society marred with poverty and ecological devastation.

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Continuing Welcome

This report analyses the federal government’s efforts to address the refugee sponsorship challenges raised by Sponsorship Agreement Holders in A Half Welcome in 2017. While there have been some improvements in the refugee resettlement process in the past three years, significant gaps remain.

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A Continuing Welcome for Refugees

This year, on World Refugee Day, CPJ published Continuing Welcome, a progress report on the impact of refuge rights advocacy efforts since 2017. 

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Statement for Refugee Rights Day 2020

COVID-19 has put the whole world in extraordinary circumstances. CPJ believes that we should maintain our commitment to the common good of protecting the rights of refugees and other vulnerable people.

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