SST Bulk Decisions Dataset

Description: This is a bulk open-access dataset in JSON, parquet and Hugging Face dataset formats with the full text of Social Security Tribunals of Canada (SST) decisions. The process through which data is processed and code snippets for loading the data are available in a repository on the Refugee Law Lab GitHub.


Code Repository

Current Coverage: 2013-Present

Number of Decisions: ~26,500

Languages: English & French

Format: JSON, Parquet, Hugging Face Dataset

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

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

Programmatic Access in Python (JSON via GitHub):

import pandas as pd
import requests
import json

start_year = 2013 # First year of data sought (2013+)
end_year = 2023 # Last year of data sought (2023 -)
base_ulr = '' 

results = [] 
     for year in range(start_year, end_year+1): 
     url = base_ulr + f'{year}.json'

df = pd.DataFrame(results)