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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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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

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v. SZMDS

26 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Safe third country - Social group persecution | Countries: Pakistan

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

STCB v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

14 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - Australia

STCB v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

14 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Grounds for persecution - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution of family members - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Albania - Australia

Applicant S v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

On appeal from the Federal Court of Australia.

27 May 2004 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Social group persecution - Visas - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - Australia

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Israelian

31 May 2001 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Social group persecution | Countries: Armenia - Australia

Chen Shi Hai v. The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

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13 April 2000 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Shia - Social group persecution - Visas | Countries: Australia - China

A and Another v Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Another

24 February 1997 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - One-child policy / Family planning - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - China

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