The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has developed a
Policy on National Documentation Packages in Refugee Determination Proceedings. The intent of this policy is to explain how the
National Documentation Packages (NDPs) as the standard source of country of origin information evidence in all refugee claims and appeals. This new policy replaces the
Policy on Document Harmonization in Support of Jurisprudential Guides (May 2003) and the Policy on Country of Origin Information Packages in Refugee Protection Claims (March 2007).
NDP are lists of public documents that provide information on country conditions. The
NDP for every country from which refugee claims originate.
updated regularly and are also subject to
ad-hoc amendments in order to respond to the identification of newly emerging issues.
- Stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to submit suggestions of documents to be included in
NDP in accordance with the
Facebook to seek document suggestions for upcoming NDP updates.
- For further information, you may wish to consult the