Canadian Refugee Procedure/Section 168 IRPA: Abandonment of proceeding
Section 168 of the IRPAEdit
The legislative provision reads:
Abandonment of proceeding 168 (1) A Division may determine that a proceeding before it has been abandoned if the Division is of the opinion that the applicant is in default in the proceedings, including by failing to appear for a hearing, to provide information required by the Division or to communicate with the Division on being requested to do so. Abuse of process (2) A Division may refuse to allow an applicant to withdraw from a proceeding if it is of the opinion that the withdrawal would be an abuse of process under its rules.
For a discussion of abandonment, see the commentary under RPD Rule 65: Canadian Refugee Procedure/Abandonment. For a discussion of withdrawal, see the commentary under RPD Rule 59: Canadian Refugee Procedure/Withdrawal.