Human Rights Violations in Canadian Immigration Detention: An Interfaith Call to Action

Date(s) - February 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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In 2021, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International released a shocking report about Canada’s practice of incarcerating thousands of people, including persons with disabilities, on immigration-related grounds in often abusive conditions. Faith communities are in a unique position to help change that reality.

Join us for this virtual interfaith event organized by Human Rights Watch and Citizens for Public Justice to hear from religious leaders and human rights and mental health experts. Learn what you can do to protect the rights of people seeking safety or a better life in Canada.

French translation will be available. American Sign Language and Speech-to Text (CART) will be provided.

Moderator: Emilio Rodriguez, Policy Analyst – Refugee Rights (CPJ)

Presenters: “Amina”, a woman with lived experience in immigration detention; Hanna Gros, Disability Rights Division (HRW)

Panelists: Ahmad Attia, CEO of Incisive Strategy;
Dr. Rev. Karen Hamilton, United Church of Canada Minister and Former Secretary General of the Canadian Council of Churches;
Dr. Rachel Kronick, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Researcher at the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry of McGill University.

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