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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 Citizenship v. SZIZO

23 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - Lebanon

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v. SZKTI

On appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia: SZKTI v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2008] FCAFC 83 (28 May 2008).

26 August 2009 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - China

R. v. Tang

On appeal from the Supreme Court of Victoria.

28 August 2008 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Contemporary forms of slavery - Prostitution / Commercial sex work | Countries: Australia - Thailand

SZFDV v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

30 August 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | 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 | 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

SZFDE v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

2 August 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Australia - Lebanon

SZBYR v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

13 June 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Muslim - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Australia - India

SZBEL v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

15 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Refugee seamen - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - Iran, Islamic Republic of

STCB v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

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

VBAO v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

14 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Right to liberty and security - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Australia - Sri Lanka

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