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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. 76238 & 76239

20 April 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Gender-based persecution - Social group persecution - Transgression of social / cultural norms - Women-at-risk | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76212

14 January 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Credibility assessment - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution - Transgression of social / cultural norms | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76046

17 October 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Evangelical - Passports - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution - Transgression of social / cultural norms | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76063

25 September 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Christian - Credibility assessment - Forced marriage - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - SGBV - Transgression of social / cultural norms | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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