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Notice on RPD Scheduling and Short Hearing ProcessAs a result of rapidly increasing refugee claims, global instability and a backlog of new refugee claims, the IRB will be changing its approach for scheduling RPD hearings beginning at the end of March 2017.
IAD Pilot Project: Remote Testimony by VideoconferenceIn March 2017, the IAD will be launching a six-month Remote Testimony by Videoconference Pilot Project in its Central (Toronto) regional office.
Interim prohibition order regarding Artem Djukic cancelledThe IRB has issued an order cancelling the interim order that prohibited Artem Djukic from representing or advising any person in connection with any proceeding before the IRB.
Refugee Appeal Division Issues Practice Notice: Use of Electronic SignaturesThe Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has issued a practice notice that designates the use of an electronic signature to satisfy the requirement for RAD members to sign their reasons for decision.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 31 January 201731 January 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Argentina, Armenia, Barbados, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone …
National Documentation Package Update - 22 December 201622 December 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Angola, Bermuda, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and Yemen.
National Documentation Package Update - 30 November 201630 November 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and United Kingdom.

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

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