No Credible Basis in Refugee Claims

Meurrens LawRefugees

Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act provides: No credible basis 107(2) If the Refugee Protection Division is of the opinion, in rejecting a claim, that there was no credible or trustworthy evidence on which it could have made a favourable decision, it shall state in its reasons for the decision that there is no credible basis … Read More

Certified Questions After Kanthasamy

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

Section 74(d) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act provides that an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal may be made only if, in rendering judgment, the Federal Court certifies that a serious question of general importance is involved and states the question.  Certified questions have traditionally resolved divergent jurisprudence at the Federal Court, and have typically provided … Read More

Singh v. Canada: The Charter Applies to Refugee Claimants

Meurrens LawRefugees

Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration) [1985] 1 SCR 177  was a 1985 Supreme Court of Canada decision that is to this day arguably the most significant decision that Canada’s Supreme Court has made in the area of Canadian immigration and refugee law. The Facts The Appellants were a mixture of Sikh and Guyanese … Read More