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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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Isak v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority and Anor.

Application for judicial review.

4 June 2010 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Ogaden - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: New Zealand - Somalia

Z v. Attorney General of New Zealand

Application for interim order that a determination not be made as to cancellation of the refugee status, pending judicial review.

30 March 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Criminal justice - Exclusion clauses - Genocide - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: New Zealand - Rwanda

X v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority

Application for interim order under s 8(2) Judicature Amendment Act 1972 against removal pending determination of the judicial review proceedings.

19 March 2008 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

X & Y v. Refugee Status Appeals Authority

Application for judicial review of a decision of the RSAA: Refugee Appeal Nos. 74796 & 74797, 74796 & 74797 (19 April 2006). The judgment was subsequently appealed before the Court of Appeal: X v Refugee Status Appeals Authority [2009] NZCA 488 (20 October 2009).

17 December 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Credibility assessment - Crimes against humanity - Criminal justice - Exclusion clauses - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Serious non-political crime - Standard of proof | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

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