Canada's Refugee Determination Procedure: A Guide for the Post Bill C-31 Era

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433475200


With the passage of Bill C-31, "Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act", in December 2012, significant changes to Canada's refugee determination procedure came into effect. This soft-bound publication, authored by refugee law experts Jacqueline Swaisland and Lorne Waldman, provides a plain language explanation of the revised procedure.

Highlights of this book

Canada's Refugee Determination Procedure: A Guide for the Post Bill C-31 Era is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at the new method for determining refugee status in Canada. This resource will be invaluable to immigration and refugee lawyers as it is: Who Will Benefit

A valuable reference for anyone who practices in the area of refugee law, and will be particularly useful for:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Initiating a Claim for Protection
Chapter 3: Hearings Before the Refugee Protection Division
Chapter 4: The Refugee Appeal Division
Chapter 5: Pre-Removal Risk Assessment


Jacqueline Swaisland & Lorne Waldman, LL.B, LL.M

Jacqueline Swaisland is an associate at Waldman & Associates in Toronto and a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa where she co-teaches a course on immigration and refugee law. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate work at Harvard University where she received an LL.M. in International Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law. Ms. Swaisland has acted as counsel in cases at all levels of court, including five times as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada on immigration-related matters. She has also presented at several conferences on international and refugee law topics and acted as a guest lecturer at Queen's Faculty of Law.

Lorne Waldman, of Waldman & Associates, has practiced immigration and refugee law exclusively since 1979 and appears before the Refugee Protection Division, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Waldman has appeared before the Senate and the House of Commons as a witness on immigration issues and is a frequent speaker at C.B.A. and L.S.U.C. seminars. He is also the author of Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law Practice and The Definition of Convention Refugee, both published by Butterworths®.

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