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Federal Court of Appeal upholds ruling in immigration detention case due to insufficient certified question

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 11:16 AM | By Amanda Jerome

A refugee who has been kept in immigration detention for almost five years will remain there as the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal for release. The court ruled that it didn't have the jurisdiction to decide the appeal due to an insufficient certified question, required under s. 74(d) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. 

In Lunyamila v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) 2018 FCA 22, the court heard that the appellant was given refugee status in 1996. He asserts that his name...