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Kim v Minister of Justice

Court of Appeal 3 Judges
Kim v Minister of Justice
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 11 June 2019
[2019] NZCA 209; [2019] 3 NZLR 173

New Zealand has obligations under international law to refuse to return a person to a jurisdiction in which they will be at substantial risk of torture or where they will not receive a fair trial,” Justice Helen Winkelmann of the Court of Appeal said, discussing an application to extradite Mr Kim to China for murder.


“Mr Tony Ellis—a lawyer who … I deeply respect for his very strong, clear, and consistent commitment to … advancing the causes of human rights in this country.” Nandor Tanczos, Hansard, 2005



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