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Notice of release of Jurisprudential Guide – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

On December 2, 2016 the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada identified RAD Decision TB4-05778 as a Jurisprudential Guide.

News for Counsel

Refugee Appeal Division Issues Practice Notice: Use of Electronic SignaturesThe Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has issued a practice notice that designates the use of an electronic signature to satisfy the requirement for RAD members to sign their reasons for decision.
Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Acting Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has designated refugee claims from Eritrea as eligible for expedited processing.
IAD Western Region Pilot Project - Email CommunicationThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) launched a twelve month pilot project in the Western Region on November 1, 2016, to enable the use of email as a means of sending and receiving appeal documents.
Recruitment Campaign for Governor in Council Appointed MembersThe IRB is currently seeking candidates for full-time and part-time GIC appointed member positions in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 22 December 201622 December 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Angola, Bermuda, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and Yemen.
National Documentation Package Update - 30 November 201630 November 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and United Kingdom.
National Documentation Package Update - 31 October 201631 October 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bangladesh, China, France, Guinea, Iraq, Kuwait, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Tanzania and Togo.

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

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