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“We Have No Rights”: Arbitrary Imprisonment and Cruel Treatment of Migrants with Mental Health Issues in Canada

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In June 2015, the IHRP released a report titled “We Have No Rights: Arbitrary imprisonment and cruel treatment of migrants with mental issues in Canada”, which found that nearly one-third of all non-citizens, or migrants, who are detained are placed in facilities intended for a criminal population, sometimes for years. This violates international human rights law; constitutes arbitrary detention and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; discriminates on the basis of disability; and violates both the right to health and the right to an effective remedy.

The BC Civil Liberties Association has endorsed the recommendations found in the report.

To read the report, click here.