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Immigration Detention Symposium: CARL Toolkit and Case law Compendium

by Delia Luca and Jacob Webster The final panel of the Asper Centre Immigration Detention Symposium held on March 15, 2019 focused on the Immigration Detention Toolkit (Toolkit) recently launched by the Canadian Association of Refugee Laywers (CARL) and the Asper Centre Clinic’s Compendium of jurisprudence related to the Immigration and Refugee Board’s (IRB) External … Read More

Immigration Detention Symposium: Habeas Corpus Panel Highlights

  by Mashoka Maimona and Renuka Koilpillai The “Habeas Corpus Best Practices” panel was one of the highlights of the Asper Centre’s Immigration Detention Symposium, held on March 15, 2019. The panellists were immigration and refugee lawyers Subodh Bharati, Jared Will, and Swathi Sekhar. The lively panel was moderated by the Refugee Law Office’s Simon … Read More

Immigration Detention Symposium: Responding to the IRB’s External Audit

  by Olivia Martin and Adrian Ling The first session of the Asper Center’s Immigration Detention Symposium, held on March 15, 2019 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, featured a panel discussing the 2018 Immigration and Refugee Board’s (IRB) External Audit report on Immigration Detention. Kathy Laird, a Toronto lawyer and author of … Read More

Asper Centre students call for Canada to suspend STCA on Refugee Rights Day

via @UTLaw: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/news/students-call-on-canada Thursday, April 4, 2019 By Karen Chen and Mackenzie Claggett Canada presents itself to the world as a place where “those fleeing persecution, terror and war” are welcome. It is a reputation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted on Twitter following the decision in the U.S. to institute a travel ban against … Read More

Choose Your Battleground: Recapping the Beaver v Hill Panel Discussion

  by Hannah Goddard-Rebstein and Arjun Gandhi On Thursday, March 21st, the Asper Centre held a panel on Indigenous rights and family law, using the case of Beaver v Hill as a focal point for the discussion. The panel was convened by the Asper Centre’s Indigenous Rights student working group.  Professor Carol Rogerson moderated the … Read More