Australia/New Zealand Chapter of the IARLJ
The ANZ Chapter of the IARLJ plans to meet in the year between the
biannual International Conference, probably around October but at a time
that suits Members and resource people. The inaugural meeting in October
1999 took place in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2001 the Chapter met in
Sydney, Australia. Various judges and members of refugee appellant bodies
contribute at the gatherings. An effort is made to include social
The Chapter aims to identify and analyse specific issues and
jurisprudential developments relating to the region and to discuss the
potential influence of developments from other jurisdictions.
The Chapter is keen to find means to encourage judges and
decision-makers from other parts of the region to join our biannual regional
deliberations. It is possible this Chapter will develop into the Asia
Pacific Chapter as more involvement from other countries in the region
The Chapter has no secretariat and relies entirely on volunteers
from amongst members.