These Regulations set out the time period for appealing recommendations of an International Protection Officer under the International Protection Act 2015. These Regulations also supplement in detail the procedures for making an appeal to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal under the International Protection Act 2015. Regulation 3 sets out the prescribed periods for appeals as follows:
(a) 10 working days, for the purposes of section 21(6) (inadmissible applications);
(b) 10 working days, for the purposes of section 22(8) (subsequent applications);
(c) 15 working days, for the purposes of section 41(2)(a) (appeals against refusals of refugee status and/or subsidiary protection);
(d) 10 working days, for the purposes of section 43(a) (accelerated appeals procedures where the report includes one of the findings in section 39(4).
Regulation 4 deals with requests for an extension of time for the purposes of bringing an appeal.
Regulation 5 provides for the form of appeals, with the relevant forms being appended in Schedules 1, 2 and 3.
Regulation 6 sets out the notice required for hearings, being not less than 20 working days before such date, and that parties may not lodge any additional documents with the Tribunal later than 10 working days prior to the hearing except with the written consent of the Tribunal or on the direction of the Tribunal.
Regulation 7 deals with the conduct of hearings while regulation 8 provides for hearing of cases together.
Regulation 9 provides that the Tribunal may grant an adjournment of a hearing where it is in the interests of justice to do so.
Finally, regulation 10 provides that the Tribunal may correct any error or omission in any decision made under the 2015 Act, but that any such correction must be notified to the applicant, his or her legal representatives (if any), and the UNHCR.