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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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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

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