The Refugee Law Lab supports bulk open-access to legal data to facilitate research and advocacy. Bulk open-access also helps avoid asymmetrical access-to-justice and amplification of marginalization that results when commercial actors leverage proprietary legal datasets for profit.
Unless otherwise indicated, the data linked below is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Users must also comply with upstream data licenses, including requests in source urls to prevent search engine indexation to protect privacy (see details in each dataset).
Refugee Law Lab: Canadian Legal Data (~133,000 cases)
Court Decisions (Full Text)
Supreme Court of Canada Bulk Decisions Dataset (1877-2023, ~15,500 cases)
Federal Court of Appeal Bulk Decisions Dataset (2001-2023, ~14,000 cases)
Federal Court Bulk Decisions Dataset (2001-2023, ~60,000 cases)
Tax Court of Canada Bulk Decisions Dataset (2003-2023, ~15,000 cases)
Tribunal Decisions (Full Text)
Immigration & Refugee Board: Refugee Appeal Division (2013-2023) ~27,000 cases
Refugee Law Lab Reporter Bulk Decisions Dataset (2019-present, ~500 cases)