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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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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

Mohebbi v. Department of Labour

5 November 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Cornejo and Ors. v. Attorney General

Application for interim order against removal prior to determination of judicial review.

5 November 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Deportation / Forcible return - Public health | Countries: Chile - New Zealand

MA v. Attorney-General

21 September 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention refugee - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Naturalization | Countries: Afghanistan - 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

Hassan v. Department of Labour

4 April 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - False documents - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Refugee camps - Residence permits / Residency - Safe third country | Countries: New Zealand - Somalia

Legal Services Agency v. Hosseini, Esmaeyli and Anor

21 February 2006 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - 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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