PRRA is based on the principle that persons should not be removed from Canada to a country where they would be at risk of persecution, torture, risk to life or risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. Consequently, PRRA has the same protection objectives as the refugee determination process at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) and is considered on the same consolidated grounds: the Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees; the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (‘Convention against Torture’); as well as risk to life or risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, as provided in the IRPA.
PRRA candidates may be divided into the following categories:
In cases where the applicant had a refugee hearing before the IRB, the PRRA is restricted to new evidence that arose after the negative decision or evidence that was not reasonably available at the time of the decision.
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