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Res.: 20 , Nov 1993
Whereas:
  1. 85% percent of the world refugee population are women and children and the number of refugee children exceeds 10 million;
  2. Refugee children are the most vulnerable sector of refugees all over the globe;
  3. Refugee girls are persecuted for their gender and refugee children bear responsibilities for childcare and for parenting of younger children;
  4. Refugee children suffer regular violations in camps which rarely gain attention and condemnation in the media, including hard physical labour, malnutrition, epidemics, rape and are deprived of adequate schooling and education opportunities;
  5. Unaccompanied children and minors suffer detention in many countries;
  6. The defense and protection of refugee children has not received adequate attention in educational material and international legal conventions;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR take action with the Canadian government and relevant international organizations to:

  1. Call for an international legal instrument for the protection of refugee children as a supplement to the Geneva Convention and Protocols;
  2. Call for an increase in relief aid and educational resources to refugee children, especially those in camp situations;
  3. Increase the numbers of unaccompanied minors resettled in western countries, after suitable efforts at family reunification have been exhausted;
  4. Demand an end to the detention of refugee children and call for the use of other more humane mechanisms to accommodate these children;
  5. Call for measures to eradicate prostitution, rape, female genital mutilation and other abuses in refugee camps, and for resources to be made available to assist in the healing of children victimized by these abuses;
  6. Call for humane measures concerning international adoptions of refugee children.
Res.: 25 , Nov 1993
Whereas:
  1. The Federal Court of Appeal recognized in the Cheung case that a woman fearing forced sterilization in P.R.C. is a member of a social group and a Convention refugee;
  2. In a subsequent decision, the Chan case, the Federal Court of Appeal maintained, with a dissent, that a man fearing forced sterilization is not a member of a social group and is not a Convention refugee;
  3. This latter decision is pending leave to appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada;
  4. This latter decision has the effect of restricting the scope of the definition of social group as developed by the Supreme Court in the Ward case;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR intervene in this case if leave is granted, subject to availability of funds.

Res.: 5 , Nov 1993
Whereas:
  1. The intent of training is to improve the quality and accessibility of settlement service delivery for immigrants and refugees by improving the skills of settlement workers;
  2. The demand for training in all regions of the country is increasing;
  3. Training programs do not exist in most parts of the country, and where they do exist they are underfunded;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR play a leading role in advocating to the federal government for the expansion of existing and the creation of new funding programs for settlement training.

Res.: 10 , Nov 1993
Whereas:
  1. The United Nations persuaded the Kurds of Northern Iraq to return to their homeland;
  2. The current food, medicine and electricity shortages as well as the "double embargo" are all combining to cause great suffering to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan, and to create sentiments of frustration and distrust of the allied forces among some of the Kurds;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR request the Department of External Affairs to urge the United Nations to ensure that adequate economic aid is given to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan to ensure that basic needs are met, thereby promoting greater overall stability in the region.

Res.: 23 , Jun 1993
Whereas:
  1. The CCR passed resolution #11 and #18 at the May 1992 Consultation;
  2. The CCR is still concerned with the quality and the independence of the CRDD members;
  3. To be suitable Board members must have positive attitudes towards people of diverse cultures backgrounds and should not stereotype;
  4. Board members ought to be sensitive to the unique needs of refugee women claimants and be aware of the special forms of persecution directed at women;
  5. The previous government addressed part only of the concern by advertising vacancies and allowing for disciplining and removal of members;
  6. A political culture of cynicism and callousness towards refugees has developed in some regions and among some board members;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR contact the new Minister of Immigration and request that:

  1. Resolution #11 and #18 be implemented and a continuous program of sensitivity training be established;
  2. The CCR and appropriate regional Bars be involved in the review and confirmation of continuing contracts of members;
  3. The IRB develop a continuous review of Board members who are unsuitable and develop a procedure to remove or discipline such members.
Res.: 24 , Jun 1993
Whereas:
  1. In December 1988 the government promised refugee claimants in the Refugee Claimant Backlog a swift and simple resolution of their cases;
  2. Since 1989 the CCR and its members have repeatedly responded to evidence of stress and misery resulting from this protracted process by calls to the previous government to allow the persons to proceed to landing;
  3. Some persons have been denied landing because their spouse has a minor criminal infraction;
  4. Almost 5 years later in November 1993 there are persons remaining in Canada whose status has not yet been resolved;
  5. A person has the right to have such a civil suit resolved in a reasonable time, which is less than 5 years;
  6. Many persons remain under constant threat of removal from a country where they have become established because their situation has not been finally resolved by the federal government;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR and its members now call upon the federal government to suspend removal of persons in the refugee claimant backlog and allow them and their families to be processed for landing in Canada.

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