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Australia: High Court

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts. Website: www.hcourt.gov.au/
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Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZSCA

12 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Livelihoods - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - Australia

Plaintiff M13/2011 v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

23 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective protection - Hindu - Illegitimate children - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Jurisdiction - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Australia - Malaysia

SZFDV v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

30 August 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - State protection - Tamil | Countries: Australia - India

SZATV v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

30 August 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Freedom of expression - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on class/wealth/occupation - Persecution based on political opinion - Right to employment - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - Ukraine

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