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The Role Of Counsel In Canada's Refugee Determinations System: An Empirical Assessment, Sean Rehaag Oct 2015

The Role Of Counsel In Canada's Refugee Determinations System: An Empirical Assessment, Sean Rehaag

Sean Rehaag

This article examines the role of counsel in Canada's refugee determination process through an investigation of over 70,000 refugee decisions from 2005 to 2009. The article demonstrates that counsel is a key factor driving successful outcomes. The article also shows that legal aid programs are increasingly restrictive in funding legal representation for refugee claimants. The author argues that these restrictions put the lives of refugees at risk. The article also demonstrates that claimants represented by immigration consultants are less likely to succeed than claimants represented by lawyers. This, combined with evidence that the immigration consulting industry has not established adequate …


The Tipping Point: The Failure Of Form Over Substance In Addressing The Needs Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, Lauren R. Aronson Apr 2015

The Tipping Point: The Failure Of Form Over Substance In Addressing The Needs Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, Lauren R. Aronson

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