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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 M47-2012 v Director General of Security

5 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Safe third country | Countries: Australia - Sri Lanka

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