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In a new blog for the Refugee Law Initiative, Amala Karri, a postgraduate student on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, argues that the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) between the USA and Canada constitutes gender-based discrimination.

For example, Karri states that “The United States does not provide the same level of protection to people fleeing gender-based persecution, who are overwhelmingly women, as it does to other asylum-seekers.” However, “Canadian law explicitly recognises gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum”.

Read the blog here: The U.S.-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement & Gender-Based Discrimination