Refugee judge asks woman why her husband wouldn’t ‘just kill’ her

A Global News investigative report about Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board failing to apply its internal guidelines for vulnerable claimants.

Several CRS affiliated researchers contributed to the story, including Sharry Aiken, who persuasively argues that the problem is not with the guidelines themselves but with oversight for individual decision-makers, and Hilary Evans Cameron whose research on credibility determinations is linked to in the story. Adrienne Smith, who many people connected with CRS know is one of the leading lawyers working on sexual minority refugee claims in Canada, was also involved in the story – and for those based at York who are interested in hearing more about her work, she will be speaking at an upcoming CRS Seminar on January 15.