IRB REFUGEE APPEAL DIVISION LAWYER
A Refugee Appeal is Usually a Paper Process
A Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) appeal is usually a paper process, based on the record that was before the Refugee Protection Division. Appeals can be based on errors of fact, law, or mixed fact and law. You need to seek the RAD's permission to hold an oral hearing, and justify why such a hearing is needed. Likewise, you'll need to bring an application to admit fresh evidence if there are new facts you now wish to present to the RAD that weren't before the RPD.
Because of the technical nature of appeals, using a lawyer to help you is even more vital than in a first level Refugee Protection Division Hearing.
#1 Refugee Appeal Winning Tip: SPOT AN IMPORTANT LEGAL ERROR
Refugee appeals aren’t just a redo of the original refugee hearing. Treating the appeal simply as a redo, hoping for a better result before a different decision maker, will doom it to failure.
Instead, you need to carefully review the materials before the original decision maker, study the decision of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the IRB, clearly identify for the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the IRB why the RPD got it wrong, and most importantly articulate why that legal error was so significant that it could have made a different in the outcome.
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