Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program Evaluation

1. Introduction

In accordance with the Treasury Board 2009 Policy on Evaluation, the primary purpose of this evaluation was to assess the relevance and performance (effectiveness, efficiency, and economy) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program (the CAHWC Program, or the Program) for 2009–2015. The partners in the Program are the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),Footnote 5 the Department of Justice Canada (Justice) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Department of Justice Evaluation Division directed the evaluation, and the evaluation working group — with representatives from all of the partner departments and agencies — provided ongoing input into the evaluation. The evaluation focusses on the Program’s activities related to modern war crimes, which are defined as including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide stemming from events occurring after the Second World War.Footnote 6

This report contains five sections, including the introduction. Section 2 describes the CAHWC Program; Section 3 presents the methodology used in the evaluation; Section 4 summarizes the key findings; and Section 5 offers conclusions, the recommendation and the management response.