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New Zealand: High Court

The High Court has general jurisdiction and responsibility for the administration of justice throughout New Zealand. This includes maintaining the consistent application of the rule of law, supervision of other courts and tribunals, and the judicial review of administrative power. It has jurisdiction over both criminal and civil matters, and deals with cases at first instance or on appeal from other courts and certain tribunals. Rights of appeal to the High Court exist against the decisions of District, Family, Youth and Environment Courts and numerous administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. Website: www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/about/high/history
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M v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority

Application for judicial review.

17 September 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Benefit of the doubt - Credibility assessment - Jurisdiction - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: New Zealand - Romania

MN v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority and Anor

Application for judicial review.

26 August 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Chad - New Zealand

AA v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority

29 June 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: New Zealand

S v. Chief Executive of Department of Labour and Anor

Application for judicial review.

19 December 2005 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Assyrians - Christian - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Standard of proof - State protection | Countries: Iraq - New Zealand

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