UNHCR calls for safe country review mechanism

Even people from a safe country of origin may have a legitimate request for protection, says the director of division of international protection at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. So any reform of the Canadian refugee system would need to include a review mechanism to ensure potential erroneous decisions can be corrected.

Sam Garcia, Embassy
Volker Türk, director of division of international protection at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, says some people from safe countries do need protection.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 05/19/2010 12:00 am EDT

Even people from a safe country of origin may have a legitimate request for protection, says the director of division of international protection at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. So any reform of the Canadian refugee system would need to include a review mechanism to ensure potential erroneous decisions can be corrected.

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