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“The US is not safe for asylum seekers” – Federal Court of Canada strikes down the Canada-US Agreem

The Federal Court of Canada has determined that the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) infringes upon asylum seekers’ right to international protection and has given the Parliament six months to take necessary action. Until then, Canada can continue handing over asylum seekers to the US officials, exposing them to arbitrary detention and the possibility of immediate deportation to the countries where they have fled persecution or other life-threatening situations. The Federal Court should rescind the STCA immediately, not six months from now, say PROTECT researchers, Idil Atak, Zainab Abu Alrob and Jona Zyfi in this blog piece.

Protect partner presentations: The University of Bergen

University of Bergen team

The University of Bergen on the southwestern coast of Norway is the leading partner of Protect. The university houses the initiator and project leader of Protect, Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan, as well as the rest of Protect’s Coordination and Management Office and Bergen-based researchers. This article dives into the research interests and contributions of the Bergen team.

PROTECT represented at the first Global Refugee Forum

Photo of Hakan Sicakkan

In December 2019, Professor and PI of PROTECT, Hakan G. Sicakkan, participated in a first gathering in Geneva for the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) Global Academic Network. The gathering took place as part of the UN’s Global Refugee Forum and coincided with the first year anniversary of the two UN Global Compacts on […]