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Attorney-General v Refugee Council of New Zealand Inc and ors, Appeal judgment, [2003] 2 NZLR 577, (2003) 7 HRNZ 1, ILDC 214 (NZ 2003), 16th April 2003, Court of Appeal [CA]



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Whether and to what extent the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees impacted on the discretion of New Zealand immigration officers under Section 128(5) of the Immigration Act to detain a person arriving in New Zealand who had been refused a permit at the border.

Keywords: Asylum; Detention; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, right to liberty and security of person; International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation; Refugees

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Subjects: Sources, Foundations and Principles of International Law ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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