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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. 76288

22 May 2009 | 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 - Jurisdiction - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Unlawful departure | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76204

16 February 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Death penalty - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Jurisdiction - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - State protection - Sur place persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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