Safe Third Country Agreement Federal Court Decision

People identified for a serious criminal past are prohibited from seeking refugee protection, regardless of how they enter the country. The federal government then appealed the decision and requested that the Federal Court`s order be stayed beyond the six-month suspension period, while the appeal is pending. On October 23, the Federal Court of Appeal heard arguments from the federal government. “In practice, anything seriously conceivable here is just a one-month supplement to the suspension granted by the Federal Court,” Justice David Stratas wrote in a 19-side decision on the government`s request to suspend the deadline. “It can be expected that the body will do its best to expedite the publication of its decision, especially when it intends to dismiss the complaint and thus reduce the length of stay.