This is what we do

  1. We aim to provide a free service to advocate for ‘defenceless and vulnerable’ people facing death, torture or long term imprisonment as a result of sincerely held religious or political convictions, and resulting in a failed asylum application in New Zealand at either the Refugee Status Board or the Immigration Protection Tribunal.
  2. We request leave of the High Court to bring an application for appeal or review and assist the failed asylum seeker as a “McKenzie Friend”.
  3. We are active in advocating for democratic freedoms in as many countries as possible around the world.
  4. We assist failed asylum applicants in New Zealand to find a safe haven in a suitable country somewhere in the world.
  5. We are promoting a responsible and just framework of legislation and rules in respect to New Zealand’s obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention on Refugees acceded to by New Zealand on the 30th June 1960.

Persons who believe that they are eligible for IJAL’s services should make contact with IJAL immediately because the time-frame in New Zealand to lodge an appeal is very tight.


IJAL is funded by the generous donations of supporters of the cause of ‘defending the defenceless’ through an associated charitable trust. Please enquire about the details if your are genuinely interested in supporting this free service.

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Those who think they would qualify for the services of International Justice Advocates Limited should apply without delay.