These Regulations supplement in detail the procedures set out in section 16 of the Refugee Act 1996 in relation to the determination by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal of appeals against recommendations of the Refugee Applications Commissioner on applications for recognition as a refugee. They take account of the amendments to the Refugee Act made by the Immigration Act 2003. They replace the Refugee Act 1996 (Appeals) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 342 of 2002), which are revoked (but with a saver for certain applications which are to be dealt with under the pre-existing arrangements).