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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

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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