As of November 7, 2014, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has revoked two persuasive decisions.
The Notices of Revocation revoke the following persuasive decisions:
- TA6-07453, released on May 8, 2008, was identified as a persuasive decision in regard to claimants from Mexico seeking protection due to their fear that the Mexican state is unable to protect them from criminality by common criminals because of corruption within the police. The reasons cite the documentary evidence which relates to state protection and conclude with a finding that for such claimants, adequate state protection is available. See
Notice of Revocation of Persuasive Decision TA6-07453.
- VA9-02166, released on December 17, 2010, was identified as a persuasive decision in regard 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. See
Notice of Revocation of Persuasive Decision VA9-02166.
These persuasive decisions have been revoked, as over time, the evidence upon which these decisions are based may have ceased to be valid, and the reasoning in these decisions, based on the evidence, may no longer have persuasive value relevant to more recent claims.
For more information on IRB persuasive decisions, please consult the
Policy Note on Persuasive Decisions, which outlines the purpose of persuasive decisions as an IRB policy instrument and sets out how and under what circumstances a persuasive decision is identified and revoked.
Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Divison