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.

New Border Measures Ignore Refugees: CPJ

The requirement that all arrivals to Canadian airports pay out of pocket to quarantine in a hotel clearly means that travel for resettled refugees has been brought to halt for now.

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Ont. teenager’s death sign of pandemic ‘human rights catastrophe,’ newcomer advocates say

Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst, spoke to CTV News about how newcomers and migrants take on a disproportionate amount of essential work in Canada.

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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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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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Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up.

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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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