- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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;
- Call upon the Canadian Bar Association and human rights NGOs to condemn these procedures which violate fundamental human rights.