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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 | Topic(s): Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Livelihoods - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - 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

VBAO v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

14 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Persecution based on political opinion - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Australia - Sri Lanka

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v. QAAH of 2004

15 November 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Temporary protection - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - Australia

Applicant NABD of 2002 v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

On appeal from the Federal Court of Australia.

26 May 2005 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Freedom of religion - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Visas - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Australia - Iran, Islamic Republic of

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 | Topic(s): Social group persecution - Visas - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - Australia

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v. Respondent S152/2003

This copy of the Court's Reasons for Judgment is subject to formal revision prior to publication in the Commonwealth Law Reports.

21 April 2004 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Visas - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Australia - Ukraine

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v. Khawar

This copy of the Court's Reasons for Judgment is subject to formal revision prior to publication in the Commonwealth Law Reports.

11 April 2002 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Australia - Pakistan

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