Security certificate process

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Resolution number: 
November 1996
  1. The process under article 40.1 of the Immigration Act provides for mandatory detention when the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Solicitor-General have signed a security certificate for people who may be refugees or refugee claimants.
  2. The person cited in these security certificates does not have the right to know the evidence against them.
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Condemn the security certificate process and particularly the provisions for mandatory detention without review and asks for the immediate repeal of this section of the Act.
  2. Urge the Government of Canada to suspend immediately the use of these provisions which clearly violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canada's international human rights obligations;
  3. Call upon the Canadian Bar Association and human rights NGOs to condemn these procedures which violate fundamental human rights.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection