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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. 76342

23 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Banyamulenge - Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Public health - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Safe third country | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76015

14 November 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Grounds for persecution - Persons with disabilities - Public health - Right to employment | Countries: Bolivia - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 75585 & 75586

13 September 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Grounds for persecution - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Public health - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - SGBV | Countries: New Zealand - Nigeria

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