Policy Note: Notice of Revocation of Persuasive Decision VA9-02166

On December 17, 2010, the former Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division, identified the decision in VA9-02166, dated 19 November 2010, as a persuasive decision. The decision applied to young male Tamils from northern Sri Lanka seeking refugee protection after the end of the civil war in 2009. The reasons cite the documentary evidence regarding changes that took place in Sri Lanka between 2009 and 2010 and conclude with a finding that the changes are meaningful and durable and that the claimant’s fear of persecution based on his particular social group, perceived political opinion and nationality is not well founded.

Over time, the evidence upon which that decision is based may have ceased to be current, and the reasoning in that decision, based on the evidence, may no longer have persuasive value relevant to more recent claims. As of the date of this Notice, the designation of that decision as a persuasive decision is revoked.

Ross Pattee, Deputy Chairperson
Refugee Protection Division
November 7, 2014