The RLLR publishes positive decisions from the Refugee Protection Division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. We publish these decisions because the vast majority of Canadian refugee decisions published elsewhere involve refugee claims that were denied at first instance. The disproportionate publication of refugee decisions that involve negative first instance decisions distorts jurisprudence, prevents lawyers from drawing on positive examples in their arguments, and makes it difficult for scholars to study refugee adjudication.
The RLLR obtains redacted RPD decisions through Access to Information and Privacy requests. If you would like to see us publish a specific decision or a particular type of decision, you can let us know on the our webpage.
Check us out here: https://refugeelab.ca/rllr/
This project was made possible through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.