News for Counsel

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.
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.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - December 23, 201423 December 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Barbados, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Kenya, Russia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia .
National Documentation Package Update - November 28, 201428 November 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Angola, Bermuda, Grenada, Ireland, Laos, Lebanon, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Saint Lucia...
National Documentation Package Update - November 7, 20147 November 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Albania, Syria.

Highlights 

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

Priorities 

Seven reasons to become an apprentice
Online 2015 Pre-Budget Consultations
Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald