exclusion issue

Refugee law includes some situations where you will not be able to get refugee protection. This is called exclusion.

Your refugee claim will be excluded if the Minister believes one of the following exclusion issues apply to you:

  • you don’t need Canada’s protection because you have protection in another country
  • you don’t deserve protection because you may have committed a serious crime
  • you don’t deserve protection because you broke human rights laws or there are other security concerns

The term “Minister” refers to either Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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