Americas Chapter

The Chapter of the Americas was launched in the early 2000s with the collaboration of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The statutes for the Americas Chapter were approved by the international organization in Germany, in May 2003.

The presidency of the Americas Chapter is currently headed by the Honorable Canadian Federal Judge Russell Zinn and the Chapter’s secretariat is based in Ottawa.

Since the Regional Conference of the Americas Chapter in Washington in August 2018, one of the primary objectives of the Americas Chapter is to incorporate Latin American members to the IARMJ in order to promote and foster the exchange of good practices among judicial and administrative officers working in the field of refugee and migration law. This remains a great challenge.