Kathryn Chan: The Adjudication of Religious Refugee Claims

Date(s) - March 11, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Meeting URL: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/96971529046?pwd=a1JWRkJYWVUxbUpmYUVPeGhPSHFGdz09

Many who seek refugee status in Canada claim to “have a well-founded fear of persecution based on …religion” if returned to their home country. An ongoing study is analyzing the religious concepts and criteria that the Immigration and Refugee Board applies in adjudicating such claims. This presentation will
share initial findings from that study. It will also compare the legal framework for adjudicating religious persecution claims with the framework for adjudicating religious freedom violations.

Kathryn Chan is Associate Professor in the UVic Faculty of Law, where she teaches and researches in the areas of non-profit law, public law, and law and religion.


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