ONLINE: No Safe Country for Refugees? The Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement Before the Canadian Courts

ONLINE: No Safe Country for Refugees? The Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement Before the Canadian Courts

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  12:30 - 2 p.m.
   Online (Off Campus)
Audrey Macklin, Leti Volpp, Irene Bloemraad

Until recently, certain asylum claimants who entered Canada were routinely returned to the United States under the Safe Third Country Agreement. However, in July Canada's Federal Court ordered the agreement suspended, asserting that the US is "not safe" for refugees due to the risk of imprisonment and other basic rights violations. Audrey Macklin, an expert in human rights law at the University of Toronto, joins Berkeley Law professor Leti Volpp to unpack the ruling and what it means for migrants and US-Canada relations. The conversation will be moderated by immigration scholar and Canadian Studies director Irene Bloemraad.