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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. 76413

4 March 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Multiple nationality - Safe third country | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeals No. 76332

1 September 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Multiple nationality - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: New Zealand

Application No. 76166

An application pursuant to s129L of the Immigration Act 1987 to cease to recognise a person as a refugee.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Multiple nationality - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Safe third country - Yibir | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75788

12 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Multiple nationality - Passports - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Safe third country | Countries: New Zealand - Zimbabwe

Application No. 75891

16 April 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Cessation clauses - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Exclusion clauses - Multiple nationality - Safe third country - Standard of proof | Countries: New Zealand - Somalia

Refugee Appeal No. 71313

8 July 1999 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Multiple nationality - Non-state agents of persecution - Orthodox Christian - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to employment - State protection | Countries: New Zealand - Tajikistan

Refugee Appeal No. 71075

18 February 1999 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Multiple nationality - Safe country of origin | Countries: Indonesia - New Zealand

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