Monday, 26 September 2011

Video: Using law to make refugees disappear


A seminar by Audrey Macklin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Refugees have been disappearing from public discourse for many years, supplanted by the economic migrant, the fraud, the terrorist, the illegal, the smuggling customer, etc. One effect has been to prepare the political ground for laws that actually make refugees disappear by deterring their arrival and expediting their rejection. Professor Macklin discusses two recent initiatives that illustrate this phenomenon: The "Balanced Refugee Reform Act" and the "Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act".

Hosted by CERIS-The Ontario Metropolis Centre and The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University, Toronto Canada

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