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Media Advisory: Rights and Refugee Groups Call for Accountability Mechanism for Canada

    March 31, 2016

    Canadian Council for Refugees / Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés (CCR)
    Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers / Association canadienne des avocats et avocates en droit des réfugiés (CARL / ACAADR)
    BC Civil Liberties Association / Association des libertés civiles de la Colombie-Britannique (BCCLA / ALCCB)
    International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) / Coalition pour la surveillance internationale des libertés civiles
    Amnesty International Canada

    Attention News Editors:
    TODAY: Media are invited to a tele-press conference on Thursday March 31.
    What: In the wake of two recent deaths of immigration detainees and the detention in isolation of a 16-year-old Syrian minor, the organizations will explain the need for an independent complaints and oversight mechanism for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and comment on what the mechanism should look like.
    • Loly Rico, President, Canadian Council for Refugees
    • Mitch Goldberg, President, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
    • Josh Paterson, Executive Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
    • Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
    • Monia Mazigh, National Coordinator, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
    When: TODAY, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12 noon Eastern time, 9 am Pacific
    Operator-assisted telepress conference call:
    Dial-in number: 416-764-8658 or toll free 1-888-886-7786
    Please call in at 8:50 am Pacific/11:50 pm Eastern to be connected.
    Français: Commentaires en français seront disponibles à la conférence de presse.

    Contact Information:
    Josh Paterson, Janet Dench,
    Monia Mazigh,
    Beth Berton-Hunter,