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Refugees Convention (Amendment) Act 2018




No. 28 of 2018

An Act to amend the Refugees Convention Act 2012

Certified: 4th October 2018

Table of Contents

1 Short title

2 Commencement

3 Amendment of Refugees Convention Act 2012

4 Amendment of Part 7

5 Insert new Part 8

Enacted by the Parliament of Nauru as follows:

1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Refugees Convention (Amendment) Act 2018.

2 Commencement

This Act commences upon certification by the Speaker.

3 Amendment of Refugees Convention Act 2012

The Refugees Convention Act 2012 is amended by the provisions of this Act.

4 Amendment of Part 7

Part 7 is omitted and substituted as follows:


  1. Recognition of determinations made in foreign country

and may issue a certificate or record as prescribed by regulations.

(2) Where the Secretary is satisfied under subsection (1), the Secretary may recommend in writing to the Secretary for Justice and Border Control for the granting of temporary settlement visas to persons whose determinations are recognised by the Secretary under subsection (1).

(3) A declaration, decision or record recognised under subsection (1) shall be treated for the purposes of granting the temporary settlement visa on the same terms and conditions to the persons determined under this Act which includes:

(4) For the avoidance of any doubt, any person authorised to enter the Republic under this section shall not have any additional rights or entitlements to that of persons determined under section 6 of this Act.

(5) There shall be no review or appeal from the decision of the Secretary under this section.’

5 Insert new Part 8


53 Secretary not liable

The Secretary shall not be liable in any suit, action or proceeding including constitutional redress in any court of the Republic or any quasi-judicial or administrative body for anything done in the bona fide exercise or the purported exercise of a power or function under this Act or any other written law.

54 Regulations

(1) The Cabinet may make regulations prescribing all matters necessary or expedient to give full effect to this Act.

(2) The regulations may:

55 Delegation of Secretary’s powers

The Secretary may, by writing signed by him or her, delegate to a person, any of the Secretary’s powers under this Act except for this power of delegation.

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