Refugee Appeals by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2013

The following table includes all intake: appeals by the claimant or by the Minister that have not yet been decided by the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD), and appeals that have been returned to the RAD from the Federal Court. Please note:

  • Appeals finalized in a given year may have been filed in a previous year.
  • The country of alleged persecution in the table below corresponds to the first listed country of alleged persecution as identified by the claimant when they made their claim before the Refugee Protection Division (RPD), and which was entered in the case management system.
  • Only countries for which an appeal was filed, finalized, or pending within this reporting period are displayed.
  • The table below reflects the data on countries contained within the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) case management system and is used solely to support the refugee determination process. The fact that these countries are listed should not be construed as implying that the IRB recognizes these particular countries’ sovereignty or political status. Furthermore, country names may not accurately reflect the current geopolitical situation; rather, they reflect the information as it currently exists in the IRB case management system.

Understanding RAD Appeals Tables

  • Filed: New appeals filed to the RAD.
  • Non-Merit: Appeals dismissed and finalized without an analysis of the substance of the RPD decision:
    • Dismissed – Lack of RAD Jurisdiction: Certain types of RPD decisions cannot be appealed to the RAD—for example, claims of designated foreign nationals, rejected claims where the RPD stated that the claim had no credible basis, and claims that were determined by the RPD to be abandoned. Note: Until August 2014, this included appeals filed by nationals of designated countries of origin.
    • Dismissed – Appeal not Perfected: After the filing of a notice of appeal, a proper record was not submitted by the appellant to the RAD, or not within the proper time limit.
    • Dismissed - Withdrawn, Abandoned & Other: Other reasons or default in the proceedings that led the RAD to dismiss the appeal without an analysis of the merits.
  • Merit: Appeals finalized where there has been an analysis of the substance of the RPD decision:
    • Dismissed – Confirmed RPD: The RAD has confirmed the determination of the RPD, meaning that the appeal is dismissed.
    • Allowed – Referred Back: The RAD has allowed the appeal and referred the matter to the RPD for re-determination, giving the directions to the RPD that it considers appropriate.
    • Allowed – Substituted Determination: The RAD has allowed the appeal, set aside the RPD determination and substituted a determination that, in its opinion, should have been made.
  • Total Finalizations: All appeals finalized on merit or non-merit during the time period indicated. Appeals may have been filed in a previous time period.
  • Pending: All appeals that have not been finalized.
  • Country of Alleged Persecution:
    • Name of Country: The first listed country of alleged persecution as identified by the claimant in their claim before the RPD.
    • Stateless: During their claim before the RPD, the claimant was identified as not being a citizen of any country.
    • Unknown: The country of alleged persecution is identified as “unknown” in the IRB case management system.

Appeals by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2013

  Filed Non-Merit Merit Total Finalizations Pending (as of 2013/12/31)
Dismissed - Lack of RAD Jurisdiction Dismissed - Appeal not Perfected Dismissed - Withdrawn, Abandoned & Other Dismissed - Confirmed RPD Allowed - Referred Back Allowed - Substituted Determination
Total 1,146 184 63 27 291 38 85 688 458
Afghanistan 20 0 0 0 11 0 5 16 4
Albania 37 5 0 0 15 0 3 23 14
Algeria 26 0 2 0 7 0 0 9 17
Angola 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 2
Antigua and Barbuda 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 1
Bahamas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bangladesh 22 0 0 1 5 0 5 11 11
Benin 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8
Botswana 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Burkina Faso 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Burundi 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Cambodia 9 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 4
Cameroon 21 1 0 0 9 0 2 12 9
China 110 9 3 0 28 7 16 63 47
Colombia 62 27 0 7 6 0 2 42 20
Comoros 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Congo (Brazzaville) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire) 35 5 1 2 8 0 1 17 18
Costa Rica 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Croatia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Cuba 19 1 0 0 5 3 0 9 10
Djibouti 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dominican Republic 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 2
Egypt 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7
El Salvador 20 7 1 0 2 0 0 10 10
Eritrea 19 0 6 0 9 0 1 16 3
Ethiopia 14 1 1 0 2 2 2 8 6
Fiji 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1
Gambia 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0
Georgia 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Ghana 18 1 2 3 5 1 1 13 5
Grenada 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 1
Guatemala 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Guinea 10 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 7
Guinea-Bissau 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Guyana 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Haiti 45 7 8 1 15 2 4 37 8
Honduras 26 15 2 1 4 0 0 22 4
Hungary 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
India 59 4 0 0 25 0 3 32 27
Indonesia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Iran 22 2 0 1 2 2 5 12 10
Iraq 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 7 8
Italy 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Ivory Coast 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Jamaica 25 5 4 0 7 0 0 16 9
Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
Kenya 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 10 0 2 0 0 8 0 10 0
Kosovo 21 0 0 0 8 1 0 9 12
Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Lebanon 11 2 2 0 0 1 0 5 6
Libya 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Madagascar 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Malaysia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mali 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4
Mauritania 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Mexico 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Moldova 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mongolia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Morocco 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Mozambique 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Namibia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Nepal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nigeria 96 6 1 3 34 3 8 55 41
Pakistan 32 1 0 0 13 1 4 19 13
Palestine 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 3
Papua New Guinea 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Paraguay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Peru 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Philippines 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 1
Romania 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Russia 14 3 0 0 7 0 3 13 1
Rwanda 13 4 0 1 4 0 0 9 4
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Saint Lucia 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 7
Saint Vincent 17 0 6 1 0 0 1 8 9
Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Senegal 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Singapore 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Somalia 26 1 4 1 3 4 3 16 10
South Africa 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Sri Lanka 15 4 0 0 5 0 0 9 6
Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Swaziland 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Syria 10 0 5 0 3 0 0 8 2
Taiwan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tanzania 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Thailand 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tunisia 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 1
Turkey 12 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 7
Uganda 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Ukraine 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
United States of America 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Venezuela 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0
Vietnam 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Zambia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Zimbabwe 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Unknown 11 5 4 2 0 0 0 11 0