Notice of right to legal counsel

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Resolution number: 
December 2001
  1. Refugee claimants are often not advised by CIC that they have the right to legal counsel at various points in the claimant process;
  2. Failure to advise has caused harm to some claimants;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR request that the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ensure that those in the process of making a refugee claim be clearly advised, without bias, of their right to legal counsel in the refugee process and, where available, be provided with information on the ways to procure legal counsel.

Working Group: 
Inland Protection