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Refugee Appeal No. 76505

14 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Effective protection - Exclusion clauses - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - State protection | Countries: Iraq - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76376

11 May 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Criminal justice - Exclusion clauses - Serious non-political crime | Countries: New Zealand - Somalia

Refugee Appeal No. 76060

18 December 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Exclusion clauses - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76142

4 December 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Exclusion clauses - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - New Zealand

Application No. 75891

16 April 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Cessation clauses - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Exclusion clauses - Multiple nationality - Safe third country - Standard of proof | Countries: New Zealand - Somalia

Refugee Appeal Nos. 75946 & 75947

2 March 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Exclusion clauses - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Social group persecution | Countries: Nepal - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 75900

21 November 2006 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Abduction - Country of origin information (COI) - Exclusion clauses - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Sunni | Countries: Iraq - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal Nos. 74796 & 74797

The decision was subsequently judicially reviewed by the High Court: <a href="?docid=48ef79fd2&amp;page=search">X & Y v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority, CIV-2006-404-4213</a> (17 December 2007); and the High Court’s decision was appealed before the Court of Appeal: <a href="?docid=4afd7f642&amp;page=search">X v Refugee Status Appeals Authority [2009] NZCA 488</a> (20 October 2009).

19 April 2006 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Exclusion clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 74540

1 August 2003 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Crimes against humanity - Death penalty - Exclusion clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Political groups - Political parties - Prosecution vs persecution - Serious non-political crime - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 71435

30 November 1999 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - 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 - Peru

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