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Challenging Migrant Detention:

Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health



Conference:  June 19-21  2018

 Media advisory



International Statement

Canadian Statement




June 19, 2018


June 20-21, 2018

Jewish General Hospital
4333 Côte Ste-Catherine
Building i

New Residence Hall,
3625 Park Ave, Montreal, QC


As forcible displacement increases, notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby states incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations from the Global South.

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For all who register before June 12: A free lunch is provided on June 19 and June 20.

Several workshops count as professional development activities accredited by the Quebec Bar Association.


McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Advanced Study Institute Workshop (June 19)

The Advanced Study Institute Workshop is intended for researchers, practitioners and advocates working on immigration detention issues. Spaces are limited. If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please contact Marie-Eve Paré, coordinator, with a brief description of your interests regarding immigration detention at marie-eve.pare.ccomtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Funding : Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Connections Grant), SHERPA Research Centre, McGill Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University Faculty of Law.


Parcours de résilience: accompagner les réfugiés suite aux traumas


Conference:  October 16-17, 2018

New Residence Hall,
3625 Park Ave, Montreal, QC




Conference of Centre d’expertise sur le bien-être et l’état de santé physique des réfugiés et des demandeurs d’asile in collaboration with SHERPA Research Centre

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