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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:
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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

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