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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. 76478, 76479, 76480 & 76481

This is an abridged version of the decision. Some particulars have been removed from the decision pursuant to s129T of the Immigration Act 1987. Where this has occurred, it is indicated by square brackets.

11 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Effective protection - Human rights activists - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - State protection - Trafficking in persons | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 76416

7 December 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Security forces - State protection | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 76346

31 August 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Muslim - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Application No. 76141

Application pursuant to s129L of the Immigration Act 1987 to cease to recognise a person as a refugee.

23 April 2008 | 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 - Political parties - Safe third country | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 76013

27 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Disappeared persons - Persecution based on political opinion - State protection | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 75980

27 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 70315

6 March 1997 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Exclusion clauses - 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 | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

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