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Controlling Irregular Migration in Canada: Reconciling Security Concerns with Human Rights Protection

Research Report by François Crépeau, Delphine Nakache

This article by François Crépeau and Delphine Nakache examines recent developments in Canada (following the events of September 11, 2001) regarding migration control. The authors assess the situation from two vantage points: the state sovereignty paradigm and the human rights paradigm. Crépeau and Nakache argue that, in the end, “Canadian courts will have to decide whether maintaining a distinction between the rights of foreigners and those of citizens is sustainable over the long-term under our modern human rights regime.” What’s more, the authors suggest the Courts will have to hold Parliament accountable to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and resist alarming claims that could lead to anti-constitutional policy proposals.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): François Crépeau; Delphine Nakache;
Publisher: Institute for Research on Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2006; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International; National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Terrorism
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Border Security
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Immigration & Emigration
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Human Rights
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance
Policy Articles / Military & Defence
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Immigration & Emigration / 2006
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Human Rights / 2006
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Border Security / 2006
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Terrorism / 2006


Keywords / Tags:

immigration; irregular migration; refugees; human rights; state sovereignty; charter of rights and freedoms; constitution; security; borders; ;