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It is being suggested it would take a bold judge to side with a group that claims MIQ was unlawful or unreasonable.
A two-day judicial review of the system has wrapped up in the High Court - a case taken by Grounded Kiwis, arguing the right to enter New Zealand.
The court's decision has been reserved.
Auckland University law expert Jane Norton told Mike Hosking any judge that sides with the group would be pretty brave.
“At the time that’s being challenged, they were pursuing an elimination strategy, so the alternative that Grounded Kiwis are suggesting weren’t have been able to achieve elimination in New Zealand.”