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Decision TA0-15870 (Jurisprudential Guide, In Private)

Dates of hearing (in private): 12 November 2002 and 27 March 2003.

"Jurisprudential Guides" are decisions which articulate policy through the application of the law set out in a decision of the Board to the specific facts of another individual case before a decision-maker. The application of a Jurisprudential Guide is not mandatory. However, decision-makers are expected to apply Jurisprudential Guides in cases with similar facts or provide reasoned justifications for not doing so.

31 March 2003 | Judicial Body: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Topic(s): Effective protection - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Canada - Costa Rica

Decision TA2-14980 (Jurisprudential Guide, In Private)

Date of hearing (in private): 11 March 2003.

"Jurisprudential Guides" are decisions which articulate policy through the application of the law set out in a decision of the Board to the specific facts of another individual case before a decision-maker. The application of a Jurisprudential Guide is not mandatory. However, decision-makers are expected to apply Jurisprudential Guides in cases with similar facts or provide reasoned justifications for not doing so.

20 March 2003 | Judicial Body: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Topic(s): Effective protection - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Canada - Costa Rica

Decision MA1-10302 (Persuasive Decision, In Private)

Date of hearing (in private): 5 August 2002.

"Persuasive Decisions" are decisions that have been identified as being of persuasive value in developing the jurisprudence of the Board. They are decisions that decision-makers are encouraged to rely upon in the interests of consistency and collegiality.

27 August 2002 | Judicial Body: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Topic(s): Non-state agents of persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Canada - Costa Rica

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