Tuesday, June 21, 2005

An Uncertain Outcome

Listening to National Radio, the Supreme Court has ruled that the threat to New Zealand's security required to justify a Security Risk Certificate must be "substantial", but that it is not the role of the Inspector-General of Security Intelligence to consider Zaoui's human rights. They do however make it clear that the Minister of Immigration may not deport Zaoui if they have substantial grounds to believe that he would be killed or tortured, and set conditions on how the decision must be made. I'm now waiting for the actual judgement to show up on the Ministry of Justice site.

Update: The judgement is up. Now reading.