Canadian Appellate Level Decisions Dealing with Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Friday, April 17, 2015

uOttawa Law's  Professor Nicole LaViolette has recently posted this useful research and advocacy tool:  a compilation entitled  Canadian Appellate Level Decisions Dealing with Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Listed According to the Definition of a Convention Refugee. You can find the document here. 

This compilation of Canadian appellate level decisions covers the period from 1993 to 2015 and contains two appeals from the RAD of the IRB; a significant number of judicial reviews from the Federal Court; and finally, one case from the Supreme Court of Canada. Decisions were selected if they identified principles of law which are settled and illustrated how those principles were applied to particular situations. Indeed, cases were selected if they set out a legal principle rather than decisions that were simply decided on the particular facts of the refugee claim. The decisions are organized thematically according to the definition of a Convention refugee under the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Designed by Rachel Gold.