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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. 76322

17 March 2010 | 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) - Mental health - Muslim - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76192

13 January 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Civil and political rights - Country of origin information (COI) - Economic, social and cultural rights - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Security situation - Social group persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76228

8 December 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ceasefire - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Internal armed conflict - Jurisdiction - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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