Canada Immigration Case-law Canada v Lasab, IMMIGRATION — Refugee status — Requirements by Joy Stephen, Polinsys

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IMMIGRATION — Refugee status — Requirements

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Applicants were from Czech Republic — Female applicant was Roma and minor applicant was partial Roma — Male applicant did not face any discrimination until he met female applicant — Male applicant claimed he experienced racial insults, problems with co-workers, demotion, pay reduction and forced employment relocation — Female applicant allegedly had bottle smashed over her head by skinhead — It was alleged that minor suffered psychological and physical abuse at school — Refugee Protection Division (RPD) denied applicants’ refugee protection claims on basis of adverse credibility findings and existence of state protection — Applicants applied for judicial review — Application dismissed — Standard of review was reasonableness — RPD’s conclusion on credibility was subject to deference and its findings on credibility were reasonable — Discrepancies and omissions in applicants’ story were major and it was entirely within RPD’s mandate to reject explanations offered by applicants — Applicants failed to establish events leading to claim

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