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Plaintiff M68/2015 v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

  • Jill I. Goldenziel (a1)
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1 Plaintiff M68/2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] HCA 1 (Austl.) (Feb. 3, 2016), at

2 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, July 28, 1951, 189 UNTS 137, as amended by Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, Jan. 31, 1967, 606 UNTS 267.

3 Australia, Nauru, and Papua New Guinea are all parties to the Refugee Convention and Protocol, supra note 2.

4 CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1.

5 The Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Act 2015 (Cth) sch 1 amended Australia’s Migration Act 1958 with retrospective effect to August 18, 2012.

6 Moti v The Queen (2011) 245 CLR 456.

7 CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, supra note 4.

8 Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Dec. 10, 1984, S. Treaty Doc. No. 20-100 (1988), 1465 UNTS 85.

9 Namah v. Pato, (2016) SC 1497, at

10 See generally Goldenziel, Jill I., When Law Migrates: Refugees in Comparative International Law, in Comparative International Law (Roberts, Anthea, Stephan, Paul B., Verdier, Pierre-Hugues, & Versteeg, Mila eds., forthcoming 2017).

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