Refugee Rights Day - 2022

7pm [Eastern]

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.


Justin Mohammed

Human Rights Law & Policy Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada


Olga Munyana

Human Rights Activist with lived experience concerning STCA.


Anna Mehler Paperny

Reporter for Reuters, based in Toronto


When: Monday, April 4, starting at:

7:00pm Eastern 
8:30pm Newfoundland
8:00pm Atlantic
6:00pm Central
5:00pm noon Mountain/Saskatchewan
4:00pm Pacific

The event will last 60 minutes. 

To register… 


Many thanks to OCASI, CARL, Matthew House, Legal Aid Ontario and FCJ Refugee Centre for their help in the organization of the event!