18/01/2018 - Rebecca Kim
Lack of compassion makes IAD decision unreasonable
Canadian Immigration Blog
Refugee Reform . . . the beginning of a critical process . . .
The proposed reforms in Bill C-11 will affect thousands of people and significantly alter how certain persons are treated under Canadian immigration and refugee law. But there is one case we should be guided by in particular in considering the concept of under section 109.1 – Designated Countries of Origin if this is a road we must go down. The Honourable Justice Zinn in the recent decision of Torres 2010 FC 234 summarizes some of the considerations quite well:
a. The nature of the human rights violation;
b. The profile of the alleged human rights abuser;
c. The efforts that the victim took to seek protection from authorities;
d. The response of the authorities to requests for their assistance; and
e. The available documentary evidence.
 The nature of the human rights violation is important in
 The profile of the alleged human rights abuser is important due to the fact that, even in democratic countries, certain individuals can be above the law. The adequacy of state protection frequently depends on the characteristics of the abuser. If the abuser is in a position of power or has close ties to
We can only hope the proposed law keeps these very wise words in mind going forward . . .