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Paul Aterman appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division
On February 5, 2015, Paul Aterman was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division. This appointment takes effect on March 9, 2015.

Interim Order - Artem Djukic
Artem Djukic is prohibited from representing or advising any person in connection with any proceeding before the IRB while his paralegal licence is under suspension.

News for Counsel

Notice of prohibition – Artem DjukicArtem Djukic is prohibited from representing or advising any person in connection with any proceeding before the IRB while his paralegal licence is under suspension.
Launch of IRB Twitter ChannelsThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has launched it new English and French Twitter channels.
The Refugee Protection Division Releases its first Practice NoticeThis Notice serves as a reminder to parties and counsel appearing before the RPD that the RPD expects them to be familiar with the RPD Rules and to adhere to them.
Revocation of Persuasive Decisions TA6-07453 and VA9-02166As of November 7, 2014, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has revoked two persuasive decisions.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - February 27, 201527 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Benin, Bolivia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam.
National Documentation Package Update - February 17, 201517 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Turkey.
National Documentation Package Update - February 12, 201512 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Ukraine.

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit 
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit 
2014-2015 Departmental Performance Report 

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Canada and the Gates Foundation 
Travel toolkit: Tips to make your travel stress-free 
Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015