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Ireland: Information on whether Ireland has a refugee determination process and on the status of people claiming refugee status in Ireland

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1996
Citation / Document Symbol IRL23428.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ireland: Information on whether Ireland has a refugee determination process and on the status of people claiming refugee status in Ireland, 1 May 1996, IRL23428.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad0a7c.html [accessed 18 December 2014]
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A representative from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Ottawa stated during a 23 May 1996 telephone interview that current refugee determination procedures in Ireland are basically the same as those described in the entry on Ireland in the July 1993 UNHCR publication Legal Factsheets on Asylum Procedures in Western Europe. This publication is available at Regional Documentation Centres. The only modification to the Irish procedures since July 1993 occured in October 1993; an interim appeal procedure, applicable to rejected refugee claims, was implemented pending the creation of a formal refugee determination system in Ireland (ibid.). The interim procedure gives rejected claimants the right to appeal a negative decision to a senior judge (ibid.). The Irish parliament is still debating over the bill which would establish a formal refugee determination system (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ottawa. Telephone interview with representative.

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