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New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority

The New Zealand Refugee Status Appeals Authority (RSAA) is an independent body established to determine appeals from decisions of the Refugee Status Branch of the New Zealand Immigration Service declining refugee status. The RSAA was initially established in 1991 under the prerogative powers of the Executive (Cabinet) of the New Zealand Government. The RSAA was later given statutory basis pursuant to the Immigration Amendment Act 1999, which came into force on 1 October 1999. The RSAA ceased to exist on 29 November 2010, when it was replaced by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. Website: www.nzrefugeeappeals.govt.nz/
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Refugee Appeal No. 76475

19 May 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: India - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76443

22 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Hindu - Persecution based on political opinion - Terrorism | Countries: India - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76476

14 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: India - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76452

12 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Terrorism | Countries: India - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 74540

1 August 2003 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Crimes against humanity - Death penalty - Exclusion clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Political groups - Political parties - Prosecution vs persecution - Serious non-political crime - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 47/92 Re PS

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5 August 1992 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution - Sikh - Terrorism | Countries: India - New Zealand

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