We have been working on various access to justice issues in immigration detention since 2008. We advise governments, international organizations, and local NGOs on alternatives to detention and best practices from a human rights perspective.
some examples of our recent work
submissions, reports, and popular press
- "Electronically monitoring migrants treats them like criminals." The Conversation, January 25, 2018
- "Migrants are dying in Canadian detention centres. The government needs to act." Macleans, November 15, 2017. Originally published at The Conversation.
- Submission to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) National Immigration Detention Framework, May 22, 2017
- Immigration Detention, Canadian Encyclopedia, 7 December 2016
- Research Findings from Immigration Detention: Arguments for Increasing Access to Justice, CARFMS, August 15, 2016
- Report to the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, April 4, 2016
- Mothers Versus Texas: Ethical Problems With Local ‘Attrition Through Enforcement’ Ordinances In The United States, The Critique, January 6, 2016
- Unshackled Discretion – Barriers to Procedural Justice in the Canadian Immigration Detention System, Detention and Asylum Research Cluster Working Paper No. 1, quoted in Amnesty International's Submissions to the UN Human Rights Committee on Canada's immigration detention practices, April 2015
- Cracks Where the Light Gets in: Recent Legal Breakthroughs in Detention and Crimmigration in Canada, Metropolitiques, December 7, 2016
- Everyday Injustices: Barriers to Access to Justice for Immigration Detainees in Canada, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2016
- Detaining immigrants and asylum seekers: a normative introduction, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, June 18, 2014
- Return to the Isle of Man: The Implications of Internment for Understanding Immigration Detention in the UK, COMPAS, December 2012
- Immigration Detention in America: A History of its Expansion and a Study of its Significance, COMPAS, August 2010