Revocation of Persuasive Decision
The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has revoked a persuasive decision dealing with Internal Flight Alternative (IFA).
The Notice of Revocation revokes the decision in MA1-10302 as a persuasive decision with regard to refugee protection claims made pursuant to s. 97(1), where the claimant must demonstrate that there is no internal flight alternative (IFA) because the risk of harm extends to every part of the country of reference. The reasonableness of the IFA was found not to be a consideration under s. 97(1)(b).
Over time, the analysis upon which that decision is based has not found support in the jurisprudence of the Federal Court. Therefore, the reasoning in that decision is no longer considered to have persuasive value.
For more information about persuasive decisions, please consult the Policy Note on Persuasive Decisions which outlines the purpose of persuasive decisions as an IRB policy instrument, and sets out how and under what circumstances a persuasive decision is introduced and revoked.