refugee rights

Refugee Rights Day in Canada - Panel Discussion

DATE: April 4, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm, 140 SCR

Poster Refugee Rights Day in Canada (PDF)

refugee rightsRefugee Rights Day in Canada is celebrated each year on April 4th to recognize and to acknowledge the Supreme Court of Canada's famous 1985 decision in Singh. This was one of the first decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) based on the then new constitutionally entrenched 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In essence, the judgement stated that Section 7 of the Charter, "life, liberty and security of the person," applied to everyone who was in Canada, whether they had status, that is, citizens, permanent residents, valid visitors, etc., or they did not have status, refugee applicants, undocumented persons, etc.

Come and join us in the celebrations and find out why the 1985 Singh decision is such a significant judgement of the SCC that it warrants such special recognition.

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale 416-736-2100 x 33824 or vcarneva@yorku.ca.