127 Context for decision making

(1)

Every claim under this Part must be determined by a refugee and protection officer.

(2)

In carrying out his or her functions under this Act, a refugee and protection officer must act—

(a)

in accordance with this Act; and

(b)

to the extent that a matter relating to a refugee or a person claiming recognition as a refugee is not dealt with in this Act, in a way that is consistent with New Zealand’s obligations under the Refugee Convention.

(3)

The text of the Refugee Convention is set out in Schedule 1.

Compare: 1987 No 74 s 129D