IRPA Section 168 edit

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.

Commentary edit

For a discussion of abandonment, see the commentary under RPD Rule 65: Canadian Refugee Procedure/RPD Rule 65 - Abandonment. For a discussion of withdrawal, see the commentary under RPD Rule 59: Canadian Refugee Procedure/RPD Rule 59 - Withdrawal.

For the RAD, see RAD Rule 68: Canadian Refugee Procedure/RAD Rules Part 4 - Rules Applicable to an Appeal for Which a Hearing Is Held#RAD Rule 68 - Abandonment.

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