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New Zealand, "climate change refugee" case overview.

Author: Kelly Buchanan; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A New Zealand case involving an application for refugee status based on the effects of climate change in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has received media attention around the world. The proceedings in the case came to a close in July 2015, when the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the highest court in the country, dismissed an application for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in which it ruled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Buchanan, Kelly (Kelly S.).
New Zealand, "climate change refugee" case overview.
[Washington, D.C.] : The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center, [2015]
(DLC) 2016295703
(OCoLC)976404993
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Buchanan; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
OCLC Number: 1000401980
Notes: "Kelly Buchanan, chief, Foreign Comparative International Law Division I"--Page 1.
"July 2015."
Description: 1 online resource (8 pages)
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A New Zealand case involving an application for refugee status based on the effects of climate change in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has received media attention around the world. The proceedings in the case came to a close in July 2015, when the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the highest court in the country, dismissed an application for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in which it ruled against the applicant. This report summarizes the decisions of the different courts that issued rulings in the case and provides information on other Australian and New Zealand cases that involved refugee claims based on the impacts of climate change in different countries. Links to media articles and academic writings that include discussion of the New Zealand case are provided at the end of this report.

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