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Teitiota v. New Zealand

United Nations Human Rights Committee.  24 October 2019 .

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 2021

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Human rights — Right to life — Asylum seeker fleeing effects of climate change — Deportation of asylum seeker — Admissibility of author’s complaint — Article 5(2)(a) and (b) of Optional Protocol to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 — Whether same matter being examined under another international procedure — Whether failure to exhaust domestic remedies — Whether prima facie case established — Victim status — Whether New Zealand violating Article 6 of Covenant by deporting asylum seeker fleeing effects of climate change

Environment — Climate change — Sea level rise — United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 — Whether environmental degradation providing basis for protection under Refugee Convention or protected person jurisdiction

Aliens — Treaties — United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 — Bases for protection under Convention — Whether environmental degradation providing basis for protection — New Zealand deporting asylum seeker fleeing effects of climate change — Whether New Zealand violating Article 6 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 — United Nations Human Rights Committee

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