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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:
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SZATV v. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

30 August 2007 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Freedom of expression - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on class/wealth/occupation - Persecution based on political opinion - Right to employment - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - Ukraine

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

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