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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. 76323

30 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Falun Gong - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76434

15 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Koreans - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76284

The appellant's first claim was declined by the Refugee Status Branch of the Department of Labour, and on appeal (the first appeal) by the Authority (differently constituted) -- see <a href="?docid=47fc86db2&amp;page=search">Refugee Appeal No. 76065</a>.

26 November 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Falun Gong - Jurisdiction - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 76200 & 76201

21 July 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Falun Gong - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76143

4 July 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Falun Gong - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76147

29 February 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Witnesses | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 76100, 76101 & 76102

20 December 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76145

10 December 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Persecution based on political opinion - Witnesses | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76088

6 November 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers - Visas | Countries: China - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 76056, 76057, 76058 & 76059

31 August 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution - Witnesses | Countries: China - New Zealand

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