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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 Citizenship v. SZKTI

On appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia: SZKTI v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2008] FCAFC 83 (28 May 2008).

26 August 2009 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - China

SZBEL v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

15 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Christian - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Refugee seamen - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Australia - Iran, Islamic Republic of

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