Current Refugee Protection Challenges and Covid-19: Waving the Canadian flag or is that just the wind?

April 12, 2021 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
McLaughlin College International Lecture
via Zoom
Vicky Carnevale

An International Presentation and McLaughlin College Lecture by:

Carole Simone Dahan

This lecture will provide an overview of the impact of Covid-19 on international protection and the disproportionate impact it is exerting on displaced persons with particular focus on legal issues which were problematic before the pandemic and have now been heightened such as: gender based violence; detention; statelessness; racial justice and climate justice.

CAROLE SIMONE DAHAN joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, as a Senior Legal Advisor (Judicial Engagement) in the Protection, Policy and Legal Advice Section, Division of International Protection in 2015. Ms Dahan’s responsibilities include leading UNHCR’s judicial and legal community engagement work: researching and preparing written and oral submissions to higher courts in multiple jurisdictions as well as providing advice and advocating for the proper interpretation and application of international refugee law.

 Prior to joining UNHCR, Carole was Director of the Refugee Law Office of Legal Aid Ontario and in 2014 she was the recipient of the CARLA award, presented by the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia University, a Master of Arts degree in political theory from the University of Toronto, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall, York University where she also obtained a Master’s degree in administrative law.

Monday, April 12, 2021 from 2:30 TO 3:30 PM via  ZOOM

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