FRM17 decision allows offshore detainee cases to fight on in the Federal Court

George Newhouse*, Anna Talbot, Keyvan Dorostkar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

On 28 August 2019, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in four test cases selected by the Court as representative of over 50 cases brought on behalf of asylum seekers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea against the Minister for Home Affairs (the test cases). The test cases confirmed that the Federal Court does have the jurisdiction to hear negligence claims brought by immigration transferees offshore, but that the jurisdiction of the Federal Court has limits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Volume45
Issue number2
Early online date2 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • human rights
  • judicial power
  • jurisdictions
  • negligence

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