RefNZ Comment

Comment on Current Refugee Issues

Last Updated: 9 March 2007

RefNZ Comment provides a forum for discussion of current refugee issues in New Zealand.

Use the Index below to link to material of interest. Where the subject matter of the material is not apparent from the title, a brief note as to the content is provided.


Tharron McIvor: Refugee Protection in New Zealand: the Role of National Security and International Human Rights (April 2005)

Michael Simperingham, "The International Protection of Stateless Individuals: A Call for Change" (2003)

Human Rights Foundation of New Zealand and Refugee Council of New Zealand Inc: "Freedom's Ramparts on the Sea" - The Detention of Asylum Seekers in New Zealand (May 2002)

Role of the Lawyer in Presenting Refugee Claims (Refugee Council of New Zealand, November 2001)

Asher Davidson: "Article 31(2) of the Refugee Convention and its Implementation in New Zealand:  Is Detention Defensible?" (June 2000) - Comment on E v Attorney-General [2000] NZAR 354 (Fisher J) and Attorney-General v E [2000] 3 NZLR 257 (CA).

David Bitel:  Refugee Law and the Refugee Council of Australia (27 March 1999) - Speech delivered at the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Refugee Council of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, 27 March 1999.

Auckland Refugee Council Inc:  A Study on Needs of Asylum-Seekers/Refugees for Early Intervention (1999)

Auckland Refugee Council Discussion Paper Vol 1 (May 1998) - Comment on proposed changes to refugee law.

Annabel Ives: "Exclusion for Extortion: An Inquiry Into the Suitability of a Balancing Exercise for Article 1F(b) of the Refugee Convention (June 1998) - Comment on S v Refugee Status Appeals Authority [1998] 2 NZLR 301 (Smellie J) and S v Refugee Status Appeals Authority [1998] 2 NZLR 291 (CA).

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