Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Court set aside a decision of the refugee protection division. The claimant was not represented by counsel. At the end of the hearing, the claimant offered to bring further documentation to support the claim. The member dismissed this and the Court found that the summary dismissal of the request was a breach of fairness especially given the fact that the claimant was not represented.

2011 FC 1388
Key Issues: 
Self Represented claimant, New information