National Documentation Packages

National Documentation Packages (NDP) are lists of public documents that provide information on country conditions. Updates occur on a regular basis.

The NDP support the refugee determination process. They do not imply recognition of a particular territory's sovereignty or political status.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

National Documentation Packages are prepared by the IRB using publicly available information. All sources are fully cited, including a hyperlink, to facilitate the location of the information. The IRB will attempt to ensure that these links are maintained for the most recent NDP. It cannot guarantee or be responsible for:

  • The functionality of links to external sources,
  • The content accessed by these links,
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Jurisprudential Guides Notes

Jurisprudential Guides Notes

On July 6, 2018, the Chairperson identified the following Refugee Appeal Division decision as being a Jurisprudential Guide.

  • Decision TB7-19851 - Nigeria - This Jurisprudential Guide addresses internal flight alternatives in major cities in south and central Nigeria for claimants fleeing non-state actors.

The country documentation referenced in each of these decisions has been included in s.16 of the updated National Documentation Packages published on July 10, 2018.

On July 20, 2017, the Chairperson identified the following Refugee Appeal Division decision as being Jurisprudential Guides.

  1. Decision TB7-01837 - Pakistan - Whether the treatment experienced by Ahmadis in Pakistan amounts to persecution, whether state protection is available and whether there is a viable internal flight alternative.
  2. Decision MB6-01059/60 - India - Availability of a viable internal flight alternative in India for claimants from Punjab.
  3. Decision TB6-11632 – China - Analysis of the efficacy of the Chinese national computer network known as the Golden Shield Project and its impact on whether a person wanted by the authorities can exit China via an airport using a genuine passport.

The country documentation referenced in each of these decisions has been included in s.16 of the updated National Documentation Packages published on July 20, 2017.