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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:
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Refugee Appeal Nos. 76226 and 76227

12 January 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Children's rights - Children-at-risk - Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) - Country of origin information (COI) - Domestic violence - Effective protection - Gender discrimination - Non-state agents of persecution - SGBV - Social group persecution - State protection - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

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