Canadian Refugee Procedure/103-104 - Suspension or Termination of Consideration of Claim
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IRPA Sections 103-104: Suspension or Termination of Consideration of Claim[edit | edit source]
Sections 103-104 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act read:
Suspension or Termination of Consideration of Claim Suspension 103 (1) Proceedings of the Refugee Protection Division in respect of a claim for refugee protection are suspended on notice by an officer that (a) the matter has been referred to the Immigration Division to determine whether the claimant is inadmissible on grounds of security, violating human or international rights, serious criminality or organized criminality; or (b) an officer considers it necessary to wait for a decision of a court with respect to a claimant who is charged with an offence under an Act of Parliament that may be punished by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years. Continuation (2) On notice by an officer that the suspended claim was determined to be eligible, proceedings of the Refugee Protection Division must continue. Notice of ineligible claim 104 (1) An officer may, with respect to a claim that is before the Refugee Protection Division or, in the case of paragraph (a.1) or (d), that is before or has been determined by the Refugee Protection Division or the Refugee Appeal Division, give notice that an officer has determined that (a) the claim is ineligible under paragraphs 101(1)(a) to (e), other than paragraph 101(1)(c.1); (a.1) the claim is ineligible under paragraph 101(1)(c.1); (b) the claim is ineligible under paragraph 101(1)(f); (c) the claim was referred as a result of directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts relating to a relevant matter and that the claim was not otherwise eligible to be referred to that Division; or (d) the claim is not the first claim that was received by an officer in respect of the claimant. Termination and nullification (2) A notice given under the following provisions has the following effects: (a) if given under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c), it terminates pending proceedings in the Refugee Protection Division respecting the claim; (a.1) if given under paragraph (1)(a.1), it terminates pending proceedings in the Refugee Protection Division or, in the case of an appeal made by the claimant, the Refugee Appeal Division, respecting the claim; and (b) if given under paragraph (1)(d), it terminates proceedings in and nullifies any decision of the Refugee Protection Division or the Refugee Appeal Division respecting a claim other than the first claim.