CARFMS Working Paper Series

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The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) is made up of academics, researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers, jurists, students and all those who have an interest in protecting and advancing the rights of refugees and other forced migrants. Among the main purposes of CARFMS is the “promotion and the support of excellence in Canadian research and teaching of forced migration issues” and the active facilitation of the “dissemination of refugee and forced migration knowledge.”

Accordingly, CARFMS has undertaken a number of measures to fulfill its purposes, including, the launch of our CARFMS Working Paper Series. The CARFMS Working Paper Series is an online publication that provides open access to the work of some of the most interesting presentations and papers that have been delivered at CARFMS Annual Conferences and other relevant forums.


Contact Information

Enquiries, thoughts, concerns or ideas for improving the CARFMS Working Paper Series can be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology
Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Listing of all the Working Papers published in the Series

No. 2015/1
October 2015

pdf icon The Role of the Federal Court in the Canadian Refugee Determination Process (PDF)
Justice Anne L. Mactavish, Federal Court Canada

No. 2015/2
October 2015

pdf icon The Need to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants – and Establishing Leadership by Welcoming More… (PDF)
Olivia Chow, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

No. 2015/3
October 2015

pdf icon The Immigration and Refugee Board Post Reform: “Nimble and Adaptive” (PDF)
Mario Dion, Chairperson of Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

No. 2015/4
October 2015

pdf icon The Developing Jurisprudence on Exclusion Under Article 1F(a) of the 1951 Convention in Selected Western Industrialized States (PDF)
Dr. James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

No. 2015/5
October 2015

pdf icon From the Indochinese refugee crisis and UNHCR’s Nansen Medal to the silent indifference of the Syrian Refugee Crisis 2011-2015: A Journalist’s Reflections on Shifts in Refugee Policy in Canada Over the Last Four Decades (PDF)
Peter Goodspeed, Retired Journalist, 2013-2014 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, Awarded by the Canadian Journalism Foundation

No. 2015/6
October 2015

pdf icon Politicizing Protection: India and its 1971 Refugees (PDF)
Peter Grbac, J.D. Student, Faculty of Law, McGill University

No. 2016/1
February 2016

pdf icon Ending the Routine Use of Immigration Detention: The Moral Argument for Alternatives in the United States and Beyond (PDF)
Dr. Stephanie J. Silverman, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ethics, Trinity College, Toronto; SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Ottawa
Ben LewisInternational Human Rights Lawyer and the Advocacy Coordinator of the International Detention Coalition

No. 2016/2
May 2016

pdf icon Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada: An auto-ethnographic account of sponsorship (PDF)
Jona Zyfi, MA Candidate in Criminology, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto.

No. 2017/1
February 2017

pdf icon Accepting Refugees: International Law in a Canadian Context in the Twentieth Century (PDF)
Howard Adelman, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

No. 2017/2
April 2017

pdf icon Update on Exclusion and Inadmissibility Jurisprudence: New Developments Since the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ezokola and Febles  (PDF)
Joseph Rikhof, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa and Former Senior Counsel, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Government of Canada.

No. 2017/3
May 2017

pdf icon “Making Canada’s Refugee System Faster and Fairer”: Reviewing the Stated Goals and Unintended Consequences of the 2012 Reform (PDF)
Idil Atak, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
Graham Hudson, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
Delphine Nakache, Associate Professor, International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa.

No. 2018/1
March 2018

pdf icon Locked Up in a Liberal State: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Parliamentary Debates on the Detention of Asylum-Seeking Children in the United Kingdom (PDF)
Naomi C Whitbourn, a graduate in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, is a consultant with research interests in governmental policy.