Refugee determination

Lives in the Balance: Understanding current challenges to the refugee claim process

Canada’s refugee determination system has been the subject of recent public commentary, much of it focusing on “abuse” and alleged problems in the system. The realities of refugees in the system have received less attention. Refugee determination is complex and challenging. It is not easy to decide who needs protection and who does not. 'Lives in the Balance' provides some answers to current questions and concerns about the system, as well as information about a few of the individuals in the system.