Friday, October 21, 2011
This case deals with the issue of generlized risk. The Court set aside a decision that the risk faced by a youth who was the victim of forced recruitment was generalized. The Court noted that even if the risk of gangs in central america is generalized the tribunal must consider the particular circumstances to determine whether the risk in this case is a particular or general risk. The fact that the applicant had been recruited to the gang and specifically targeted suggested that the risk was not a general one.
Citation: 
2011 FC 1210
Key Issues: 
Generalized risk