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May 2, 2012
Hungarian Roma family in Toronto. Photo: Karl Nerenberg

Roma face persecution in Central Europe

Karl Nerenberg
Can Roma from "liberal, democratic, EU countries" really be refugees, fleeing persecution? I am no expert on refugee law, but if I were a Roma person living in Central Europe I would not feel safe.
News
Apr 4, 2012
Photo: Xtra.ca/Flickr

Bill C-31: Refugee wrongs or refugee rights?

Immigration Legal Committee
As we mark Refugee Rights Day today, the Conservatives are advancing new legislation that will choke off access to refugee status and disproportionately shut the door to poor people of colour.
News
Mar 22, 2012
Photo: 2010 Legal Observers/Flickr

Refugee policies should be evidence-based

Susan McGrath
Empirical research that would improve refugee legislation and the practices of our refugee determination system is being overlooked to the detriment of refugees and the Canadian public.

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