Follow-up to Davis/Waldman and Hathaway reports

Resolution number: 
27
June 1994
Whereas: 
  1. The report entitled Quality of Mercy by Susan Davis and Lorne Waldman recommends sweeping changes to the process of handling refugee claims;
  2. The report entitled Rebuilding Trust by James Hathaway recommends reforms to the selection, role and training of the people involved with the handling of refugee claims;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Request the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board to study the interaction of the above two reports and to prepare an implementation plan to co-ordinate the changes to be made as a result of these reports;
  2. Request that the CCR be made a full participant in the preparation of the above implementation plan;
  3. Undertake to develop by the end of September 1994 a common position on the essential principles from both of the above reports that it will advocate in discussions with the government and the IRB.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection