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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:
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Refugee Appeal No. 76247

This is an abridged version of the decision. Some particulars have been removed from or summarised in the decision pursuant to s 129T of the Immigration Act 1987. Where this has occurred, it is indicated by square brackets.

12 November 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Disappeared persons - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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