A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants seeking protection in this country.
“Bill C-11 passed Parliament in 2010, but has not yet been implemented,” says UBC immigration law expert Catherine Dauvergne. “Changes we could expect include a reduction of rights for refugees from current levels.”
“We may also see a reintroduction of the ‘designated countries’ list, which would make it more difficult for people from certain nations – possibly including Mexico and Hungary – to gain asylum in Canada,” says Dauvergne, a Canada Research Chair in Migration Law.
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Catherine Dauvergne, UBC Faculty of Law
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