Assessment of Credibility in Claims for Refugee Protection: Updated version of paper published by the IRB

​​As part of its ongoing commitment to meaningful access to justice and to continuous improvement in the quality and consistency of our decision-making, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published an updated version of its reference paper, Assessment of Credibility in Claims for Refugee Protection.

This paper discusses key legal concepts that arise before the Refugee Protection Division and the Refugee Appeal Division of the IRB related to the assessment of credibility. It includes factors to consider in assessing the credibility of claimants, witnesses, and documentary evidence, as well as examples of relevant case law. This major update completely replaces the January 2004 version and references case law published on or before December 31, 2020.