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Media Release – Canadian government

Media Release – Canadian government defends the Safe Third Country Agreement despite human rights violations of refugees

On February 23 and 24, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal will hear arguments from Canada in support of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), after the Federal Court ruled the agreement unconstitutional. The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) is deeply disturbed by the government’s commitment to uphold the agreement, despite the extensive evidence of human rights violations of asylum seekers in the U.S. Read our press release here.

CARL will be hosting an online live tweeting event on its Twitter handle (@CARLadvocates) during the hearing on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9:30am to 4:30pm EDT. CARL executive members will offer live commentary and analysis as the hearing proceeds. The media can seek immediate feedback on Twitter and direct message CARL.

Media Inquiries

Maureen Silcoff: [email protected]

Amanda Aziz: [email protected]

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