Removals to Eritrea

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Resolution number: 
4
June 2000
Whereas: 
  1. The conflict which started as a border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea in March 1998 has escalated to total war combined with widespread famine;
  2. The Ethiopian government has stripped persons of ethnic Eritrean descent of their Ethiopian citizenship;
  3. Currently both acknowledged Eritrean citizens and those of possible Eritrean descent are seen as defacto Eritrean citizens, and are in danger of removal from Canada;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to:

  1. Suspend deportations to Eritrea;
  2. Suspend deportations of persons of Eritrean descent to Ethiopia.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection