New Zealand Refugee Law -


Welcome to New Zealand Refugee Law (RefNZ). This website provides access to a comprehensive range of material on refugee law in New Zealand, and features:
A link to leading refugee law decisions from other countries is also available. Coverage additionally includes the Practice Notes of the RSAA and papers on New Zealand refugee jurisprudence. RefNews notes recent news and developments in New Zealand refugee law while RefStatistics provides key New Zealand refugee statistics. Links to other refugee-related web sites have also been provided. Because of their significance the five Michigan Guidelines published to date are separately available.

News: An archive of news in New Zealand refugee law updated to December 2011. No longer updated.
Case search: Full-text of the leading decisions of the RSAA;
Comprehensively indexed full-text judgments of the New Zealand High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court; Link to leading refugee law decisions from other countries
Reference: Papers on New Zealand refugee jurisprudence
Michigan Guidelines: The text of the Michigan Guidelines on the Internal Protection Alternative (1999), Nexus (2001), Well-Founded Fear (2004), Protection Elsewhere (2007) and The Right to Work (2009)
Practice Notes: Practice Notes of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority
Annual Reports of RSAA: The text of annual reports to the Minister of Immigration
Comment: Comment on current refugee issues 
Statistics: New Zealand refugee statistics
Links: Other refugee law and related sites

New Zealand Refugee Law is created and maintained as a public service by Rodger Haines QC who owns copyright. Your comments are appreciated.

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