Immigration Detention during Covid-19 by Efrat Arbel & Molly Joeck

Our research project critically examines Canada’s response to COVID-19 in immigration detention. Through an analysis of legal decisions and interview data, we analyze what can be learned from the legal response to COVID-19 in immigration detention. Our work advocates for a more meaningful recognition of, and respect for, detainee rights, and challenge Canadian law not to indulge in in fear and restriction but rather, to live up to the progressive possibilities that COVID-19 has revealed.

Research Partners
Efrat Arbel
Molley Joeck

We are grateful for invaluable research support from JD students Simran Hothi and Karen Jantzen.