Event: Experts from Canada and Australia speak on Canada’s laws and policies surrounding illegal migration, human smuggling and the refugee- determination process.
Date/ Time: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC Vancouver
For map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca?496
The arrival off the coast of Vancouver Island of 76 migrants aboard a ship falsely calling itself the “Ocean Lady” earlier this month has prompted debate about Canada’s laws and policies surrounding illegal migration, human smuggling and the refugee-determination process.
Experts from Canada and Australia will discuss issues raised by this case at a public forum. Speakers include:
- Professor Benjamin Perrin: assistant professor, UBC Faculty of Law; faculty fellow, Liu Institute; former senior policy advisor to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (Canada).
- Dr. Andreas Schloenhardt: associate professor, University of Queensland; visiting professor, Liu Institute; Government of Australia advisor on migrant smuggling issues
- Daniel K. McLeod: barrister and solicitor, Preston Clark McLeod Lawyers and Notaries Public; instructor in Refugee Law for UBC CILPP (Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures)
Please register at: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/liuinstitute/register-ocean-lady-event-1/
Media availability with the speakers will take place after the event. For further information, please contact Sally Reay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This event is co-sponsored by: University of British Columbia (Liu Institute for Global Issues and Faculty of Law), the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (International and Immigration Law Subsections), and Metropolis BC Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity