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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. 76271

12 January 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Buddhist - Jurisdiction - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76162

27 March 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Buddhist - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Bangladesh - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76128

26 March 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Buddhist - Country of origin information (COI) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Political parties - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Australia - Bangladesh

Refugee Appeal No. 76054

9 July 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Buddhist - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Passports - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Witnesses | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 73667

8 July 2002 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Buddhist - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - State protection | Countries: New Zealand - Thailand

Refugee Appeal No. 72752/01

15 November 2001 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Agents of persecution - Buddhist - Burden of proof - Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - State protection - Witnesses | Countries: New Zealand - Thailand

Refugee Appeal No. 71715

8 June 2000 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Buddhist - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

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