Published in Macleans Magazine: "Migrants are dying in Canadian detention centres. The government needs to act."

 An RCMP officer warns a man to cross at the legal border crossing or he will be arrested at the border from New York into Canada on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Hemmingford, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

An RCMP officer warns a man to cross at the legal border crossing or he will be arrested at the border from New York into Canada on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Hemmingford, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Since 2000, 16 people have died in Canada’s immigration detention system, but oversight remains cursory. Canada’s immigration detention regime is a costly, ineffective and discretionary system that violates the human rights of migrants, including the right to a fair trial, the right not to be arbitrarily detained, and the right to life, liberty and security of person.

How many more people have to die before the government of Canada acts?

Read more here: http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/migrants-are-dying-in-canadian-detention-centres-the-government-needs-to-act/ 

This piece was originally published at The Conversation.