This year, on Refugee Rights Day (April 4), we will call on the government of Canada to respect the right to refuge.
April 4th is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1985 Singh decision. In this decision, the Supreme Court found that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees. And yet, this right is not reflected in our country’s policies and practices, namely in the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA).
The April 4 event aims to inspire and empower attendees to take action.
Human Rights Law & Policy Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada
Human Rights Activist with lived experience concerning STCA.
Anna Mehler Paperny
Reporter for Reuters, based in Toronto
When: Monday, April 4, starting at:
5:00pm noon Mountain/Saskatchewan
The event will last 60 minutes.