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Court has no mandate to retry refugee cases

posted Dec 2, 2011, 1:36 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 1:37 PM ]
By Raphael Girard, The Ottawa Citizen November 30, 2011

While recent trends in decision-making by the Federal Court in immigration and refugee cases (described in the Citizen's series on the subject) may cause some members of the immigration bar to lament the fact they can less successfully manipulate the immigration enforcement system by invoking judicial review, Canadians at large should not be concerned that genuine refugees are being summarily denied protection and removed from this country to face persecution in their own countries. On the contrary, there has not been a single case since the current determination system came into effect in 1989 whereby the UN has chided Canada for failure to uphold its obligations under the Geneva Convention of 1951.

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