Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Ezokola v Canada, available here http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13184/index.do The decision is a victory for refugee protection and international criminal responsibility as well as for Canadian principles of asylum, criminal law, and fundamental justice.
CCLA applauds the decision for correctly recognizing, as CCLA argued in its intervention, that any decision [...]
World Refugee Day was established by the UN General Assembly in late 2000 and is marked each year on 20 June.
The following statement was made by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees in honour of World Refugee Day 2013
“I have come to Jordan on this World Refugee Day to stand by the people of [...]
This morning in Geneva, CCLA addressed State Delegations at a pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”), organized by the organization UPR-Info. CCLA’s intervention was to update States on our concerns about Canada’s ongoing human rights record, in anticipation of Canada’s Second Universal Periodic Review. Canada, like all member States of the United Nations, participates [...]
CCLA welcomes the decision released today by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Pham, affirming the central role that the principle of individualized sentencing should play: that the personal circumstances of an offender are relevant in determining their sentence. The central question on appeal was whether a judge should exercise his or her [...]
Hundreds of thousands of Toronto residents pay local taxes and use city services, but have no say in who represents them, because they are not yet Canadian citizens.
Recently, the City of Toronto’s Community Development and Recreation Committee put forward a request to review “the opportunity to have permanent residents in Toronto be given the right [...]