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Governments’ use of AI in immigration and refugee system needs oversight

In an effort to bring innovations to its immigration and refugee system, Canada has begun using automated decision-making to help make determinations about people’s applications. A report released in September 2018 by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy finds […]

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Petra Molnar
Petra Molnar
Petra Molnar is a lawyer and researcher at the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is the co-author (with Lex Gill) of "Bots at the Gate: A Human Rights Analysis of Automated Decision-Making in Canada's Immigration and Refugee System."
 

Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)
The Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization. The IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and informing debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments.
 

Refugee Protection and the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement

The right to be protected from persecution is an international human right. Under Canada’s immigration laws, a person in Canada can claim status as a Convention Refugee or as a Person in Need of Protection. Article 1(2) of the United Nations 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (the Convention Refugee) defines a refugee as: […]

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Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Citizens in the West should care about discriminatory immigration policies

An executive order banning citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States ushered in the first major policy conflict of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. Demonstrations quickly spread across airports as prominent Democrats, some Republicans and American diplomats publicly condemned the order. The so-called Muslim ban evoked a disturbing history of discrimination in […]

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Antje Ellermann
Antje Ellermann
Antje Ellermann is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia.
 

Agustin Goengana
Agustin Goengana
Agustín Goenaga is a Research fellow, Lund University in Lund, Sweden.
 

A Brief Overview of Canadian Immigration Law

Immigration law in Canada can seem daunting and confusing to understand. It would certainly be difficult to condense all immigration-related concepts within a single article. This article serves as a basic overview to provide an understanding of common terms and immigration programs in Canada. It will address what immigration is and who deals with it, […]

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Christopher Gallard-Ganaban
Christopher Gallard-Ganaban is a student at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada. Pro Bono Students Canada is a student organization. This document was prepared with the assistance of PBSC University of Alberta law student volunteers. PBSC students are not lawyers and they are not authorized to provide legal advice. This document contains general discussion of certain legal and related issues only. If you require legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.
 

The Evolution of the War Measures Act

“We are living in extraordinary times,” opined Anglin J in Re Gray (1918) 57 SCR 150, “which necessitate the taking of extraordinary measures.” It was 1918, the final year of the First World War, and the extraordinary measures at issue were powers exercised by the government pursuant to the federal War Measures Act, 1914 (5 […]

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Marjun Parcasio
Marjun Parcasio is an associate practicing in international arbitration and business and human rights at Hogan Lovells International LLP in London, England.
 


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