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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. 75948, 75949, 75950 & 75951

12 March 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Benefit of the doubt - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Laws relating to religion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

Refugee Appeal No. 73729

5 August 2004 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | 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

Refugee Appeal No. 70222

5 February 1997 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - 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 - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: New Zealand - Pakistan

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