The complainant was counsel for a refugee claimant whose case was heard by a member of the Refugee Protection Division.
The allegations in the complaint were regarding the member's questioning during the hearing and the reasons provided in their decision.
The way the member formed and posed questions and put inconsistencies to the claimant for explanation during the hearing were matters of adjudicative discretion, and therefore, were not within scope of the Procedures for Making a Complaint about a Member (the Procedures).
After reviewing the complaint, and consistent with the recommendation of the Ombudsperson, the Chairperson dismissed the complaint under the Procedures because none of the allegations were within scope.
The complaint was dismissed and the file was closed.