Now available from the IRB: The Refugee Appeal Division Handbook

​​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is pleased to announce that the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Handbook is now available.

The handbook discusses key legal concepts and procedural matters that arise in proceedings before the RAD, including:

  • the standard of review to be applied by the RAD when reviewing Refugee Protection Division decisions
  • the power of the RAD to admit new evidence, examine new issues, and hold oral hearings
  • the different procedures and remedies applicable by the RAD

The RAD Handbook will be a valuable resource for RAD decision-makers as well as counsel, consultants, unpaid representatives, and parties that appear before the RAD.