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New Zealand

This team contributes leading decisions from New Zealand

New Zealand's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from New Zealand is AB v Chief Executive of the Department of Labour, a decision rendered in New Zealand by the High Court on Jun 30, 2011, involving an applicant from New Zealand. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: Individual recognized as a refugee, but denied residence because he had formerly worked with a group that advocated or committed war crimes, crimes against humanity or other gross human rights abuses.

Courts in New Zealand

Supreme Court
Court of Appeal
High Court
Refugee Status Appeals Authority

The National Coordinators for New Zealand are:

Adrienne Anderson

Adrienne Anderson holds an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Michigan Grotius Fellow. Previously she was a Legal Associate at the New Zealand Refugee Status Appeals Authority. She holds a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.


Rodger Haines

Rodger Haines QC is a barrister in private practice and also lecturer in Immigration and Refugee Law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has co-taught papers in Comparative Read More Read more