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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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Application No 76436

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

30 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Refugees | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 76464 & 76465

28 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Refugees | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76393

23 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Credibility assessment - Passports - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76377

27 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugees - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76164

6 October 2009 | 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) - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76293

4 August 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Darod - Non-state agents of persecution - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Refugees | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75574

29 April 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Passports - Refugees - Standard of proof | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Application No. 76113

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

6 April 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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