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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. 76228

8 December 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ceasefire - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Internal armed conflict - Jurisdiction - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76125

18 June 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ceasefire - Child soldiers - Country of origin information (COI) - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Peace agreements - Security situation | Countries: Nepal - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75992

12 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Catholic - Ceasefire - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 75972

30 April 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Ceasefire - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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