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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. 76592

25 November 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Falun Gong - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - New Zealand

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. 76348

28 July 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Falun Gong - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution | Countries: China - New Zealand

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. 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 Refugee Appeal No. 76065.

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 No. 76217

This is an abridged version of the decision. Some particulars have been removed from or summarised in the decision pursuant to s129T of the Immigration Act 1987. Where this has occurred, it is indicated by square brackets.

24 September 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Falun Gong - 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 Nos. 76065 & 76066

A subsequent appeal was declined by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority on 26 November 2008 -- see Refugee Appeal No. 76284.

27 March 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Falun Gong - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to employment | Countries: China - New Zealand

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