RLLR Bulk Decisions Dataset

Description: This is a bulk open-access dataset in JSON format with the full text of all Immigration and Refugee Board (Refugee Protection Division) cases included in the Refugee Law Lab Reporter. The process through which data is collected and updated, as well as code snippets for loading the data, are available in a repository on the Refugee Law Lab Github.


Code Repository:

Current Coverage: 2019-Present

Number of Decisions: ~500

Languages: English

Format: JSON

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Citation: Sean Rehaag, “RLLR Bulk Decisions Dataset” (2023), online: Refugee Law Laboratory

Programmatic Access in Python:

import pandas as pd
import requests

# load data
url = ''
data = requests.get(url)
df = pd.read_json(data.text)