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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 Nos. 76502, 76503 & 76504

29 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Security situation - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76296

29 June 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Security situation - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76304

18 March 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Older persons - Persecution based on political opinion - Security situation - Tamil - Women-at-risk | 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

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