The Immigration and Protection Tribunal (the Tribunal) is an independent body established under the Immigration Act 2009 and hears a range of appeals. The stakes are extremely high with the decisions of the Tribunal often life changing for those subject to its decisions and these stakes are potentially compounded in a COVID-19 world. This seminar will take a practical approach in providing candid advice with regard to submitting strong appeals including when there are COVID-19 related matters to take into account.
This seminar will include:
By attending this seminar you will be able to:
All lawyers and general practitioners from all experience levels.
|Live Web Stream||4 February|
Immigration & Protection Tribunal, New Zealand
Bruce Burson has 25 years’ experience in migration/refugee law and policy. He is a Senior Member of the New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal, where he manages the Refugee and Protection stream, and has written a number of the Tribunal’s leading judgments on refugee and protection law. Bruce is also a Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London.
He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the inter-governmental Platform on Disaster Displacement and is also member of the International Law Association Committee on the International Law Implications of Sea-level Rise. Bruce has worked with a number of UN agencies as well as IFRC on issues relating to climate change, disasters and human mobility.
He is the editor of Climate Change and Migration: South Pacific Perspectives (2010) and co-editor of Human Rights and the Refugee Definition (Brill 2016). He has recently authored a chapter of the history of refugee status determination for a forthcoming Handbook on Refugee Law (OUP, 2021).
|Judge Peter Spiller
Chair, Immigration & Protection Tribunal, New Zealand
Judge Peter Spiller, PhD, is a graduate of Natal, Cambridge and Canterbury Universities. He has taught law at universities in South Africa and New Zealand over the last 45 years. Judge Spiller concluded his full-time academic career as Professor of Law at the University of Waikato, where he also served as Chairperson and Acting Dean. During the years 2005-2010, he was Principal Disputes Referee, in charge of the Disputes Tribunals of New Zealand. In 2009, Judge Spiller was appointed as a District Court Judge, and he exercised civil and criminal jurisdiction in Hamilton and surrounding courts. Since 2014, he has been Chair of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.Judge Spiller has published a number of books, including A History of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, The Disputes Tribunals of New Zealand, and The New Zealand Law Dictionary, and published a wide range of articles on legal history and the court system.
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