The clinical work of the Detention and Rights clinic focuses on matters that specifically affect an asylum seeker or refugees’ rights, specifically their socio-economic rights, or where they are detained and or arrested. The Detention and Rights Clinic assists clients where their rights have been infringed, services have been refused or where due process has not been observed which has negatively impacted the client. This could be an employment, housing and rental, or healthcare issue. The objective of the Detention and Rights Clinic is to ensure that the rights of asylum seekers and refugees are upheld and always protected.

Documentation issues:

  • Lost documents
  • Expired documents
  • Errors on document

Socio-economic rights:

  • Labour
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Rental/Evictions
  • Banking
  • Etc.

Civil rights:

  • Access to justice
  • Rights to dignity
  • Equality.