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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. 76534

4 August 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Airports - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76408

17 November 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76272

23 February 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Airports - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal armed conflict - Non-state agents of persecution - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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

Refugee Appeal No. 76006

16 July 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Forced labour - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal Nos 76001, 76002, 76003 & 76004

26 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil - Witnesses | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 76000

26 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 75972

30 April 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Ceasefire - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Refugee Appeal No. 74848

20 July 2004 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Mental health - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - SGBV - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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