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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 S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

11 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Administrative law - Appeal / Right to appeal - Arrival - Flight by land, air or sea - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Migrants - Refugees - Visas | Countries: Australia

Plaintiff M61/2010E v. Commonwealth of Australia; Plaintiff M69 of 2010 v. Commonwealth of Australia

11 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Appeal / Right to appeal - Asylum-seekers - Immigration Detention - Reception - Refugees - Rescue at sea / Interception at sea - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - Sri Lanka

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