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The Right to Seek Refuge: The Implications of Bill C-31

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Lesley Stalker, senior solicitor/barrister and former Associate Legal Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, provided an overview of the obligations Canada has regarding refugees under domestic and international law, with respect to the proposed amendments of Bill C-31. This was followed by a panel of people who work with the communities who are, and will continue to be, affected by the proposed changes especially: LGBTQ asylum seekers, torture survivors, Romani refugees, and the Latino (particularly Mexican) community. - Harsha Walia, co-founder of No One is Illegal, will discuss the impact on refugee communities in Vancouver, specifically the South Asian and Latino/a community
-Lobat Sadrehashemi, refugee and immigration lawyer, Elgin Cannon and Associates, will discuss gender based claims· - Elizabeth Csanyi, Legal Assistant, UBC First Nations Law Clinic, will discuss the impact on the Roma community· -Sharalyn Jordan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU, Rainbow Refugee, will discuss LGBTQ claims
This video is part of the Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Office of Community Engagement (SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement) series of public talks and accessible education opportunities.
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