Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children

A recent report by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program says Canada’s failure to find other ways to detain children violates its international legal obligations.
Andrew Brouwer, seen here speaking to the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa at the Sept. 22 press conference releasing the report, says Canada’s immigration detention regime ‘needs a drastic overhaul.’ (Photo: Yolanda Song/International Human Rights Program)“Canada’s immigration detention regime needs a drastic overhaul,” says Andrew Brouwer, senior counsel of refugee law at Legal Aid Ontario.
“We need to see a pivot away from the current over-reliance on detention …
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