In 2023, the BCCLA was invited by the Canadian Border Services Agency to consult on the draft guiding principles and commitments on gender-based violence. In our submissions, we address the three key questions proposed by the CBSA:
- Will the CBSA’s guiding principles and commitments on gender-based violence help victims and survivors to avoid further trauma/exploitation, and create more positive interactions with border officials?
- Are there any other guiding principles and commitments that the CBSA should be adding?
- Based on the BCCLA’s experience, what are some concrete examples within the immigration enforcement continuum of where we would want to see the CBSA apply these principles and commitments?