News for Counsel

Distribution of the RAD Appellant’s Kit A paper copy of the RAD Appellant’s Kit will now be provided directly to claimants whether or not they are represented by counsel.
Ottawa Hearings Office ClosureAs of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa.
Policy on Court-Ordered RedeterminationsThe Policy on Court-Ordered Redeterminations is re-issued with consequential amendments to bring it in line with the new terminology of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Board Rules.
The Refugee Appeal Division Releases its first Practice Notice The Refugee Appeal Division's first practice notice is now available online. The notice provides guidance to appellants on how to identify the errors that are the grounds of their appeal.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - October 3, 20143 October 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Malta.
National Documentation Package Update - September 30, 201430 September 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bangladesh, Chad, Eritrea, France, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Niger, Panama...
National Documentation Package Update - August 29, 201429 August 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Algeria, Belgium, Belize, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, North Korea...

Highlights 

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit

Priorities 

A silhouette of a girl with her arms raised up high on a grey background with the same silhouette spread throughout. Next to the silhouette is text that says “Strong Girls. Strong World”.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier covered in poppies along with two pictures of veterans.
An image of a guitar made up of different dollar amounts with the text “What are you saving for?”