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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. 76153 and 76154

16 October 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Dalit - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: India - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 75319 and 75320

12 September 2005 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Dalit - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Gender discrimination - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: India - New Zealand

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