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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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Application No. 76175

Application pursuant to s129L of the Immigration Act 1987 to cease to recognise a person as a refugee.

30 April 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75576

21 December 2006 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Social group persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 74665

Appeal against the decision of a refugee status officer given on 9 May 2003 declining the grant of refugee status to the appellant, a twenty-five-year-old citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

7 July 2004 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 1312/93, Re GJ

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30 August 1995 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Social group persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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