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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. 76188

28 May 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kurd - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75999

26 March 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Right to education - Witnesses | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 1222/93, Re KN

5 August 1994 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Airports - Country of origin information (COI) - Exclusion clauses - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kurd - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - Sunni | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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