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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. 76528

27 August 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Christian - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Tigreans | Countries: Ethiopia - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos 75851 & 75852

2 July 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Oromo - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Ethiopia - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 74796 & 74797

The decision was subsequently judicially reviewed by the High Court: X & Y v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority, CIV-2006-404-4213 (17 December 2007); and the High Court’s decision was appealed before the Court of Appeal: X v Refugee Status Appeals Authority [2009] NZCA 488 (20 October 2009).

19 April 2006 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Exclusion clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75139

18 November 2004 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Persecution based on political opinion - Sur place persecution | Countries: Ethiopia - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 70495

19 December 1997 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Amhara - Country of origin information (COI) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Unlawful departure | Countries: Ethiopia - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 2015

23 August 1994 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Copts - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Right to employment - Unlawful departure | Countries: Ethiopia - New Zealand

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