On May 15th, The End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) is going to court. We need you to join us! SIGN UP HERE OR BELOW.
The case is Brown v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. It is a constitutional challenge to Canada’s immigration law, which allows indefinite immigration detention.
- Alvin Brown is a Jamaican citizen who spent almost 5 years in immigration detention.
- He lived in Canada from the age of 7, in 1983 until he was deported in September 2016.
- He is challenging the entire detention review system as being unconstitutional, in part because there is no limit to the length of detention.
- EIDN is a party in his case and will be bringing forward evidence of many detainees who have experienced lengthy and indefinite detention.
- We will be arguing that indefinite immigration detention violates both international law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Please come to the Federal Court of Canada, 180 Queen St W, Toronto on May 15, 2017.
A rally and press conference will begin at 8:30am and court support begins at 9:30am.
EIDN has been campaigning for a release period for almost four years, arguing that a detainee should be released after 90 days if they are not removed.
EIDN would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the many people involved, especially detainees who have courageously participated in this challenge to seek justice and dignity for immigration detainees.