Canadian Refugee Procedure/156 - Immunity and no summons

IRPA Section 156: Immunity and no summonsEdit

Section 156 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act reads:

Immunity and no summons
156 The following rules apply to the Chairperson and the members in respect of the exercise or purported exercise of their functions under this Act:
(a) no criminal or civil proceedings lie against them for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith; and
(b) they are not competent or compellable to appear as a witness in any civil proceedings.

See commentaryEdit

See also: Canadian Refugee Procedure/The right to an independent decision-maker#Board Members are neither competent nor compellable witnesses as a result of the principle of deliberative secrecy.