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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 | 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

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

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

STCB v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

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

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