Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Ibrahim; 1 Oct 2000

References: (2000) 204 CLR 1, [2000] HCA 55
Coram: Gummow J
(High Court of Australia) The court recognised a right in sovereign states to give refuge to aliens fleeing from foreign persecution and to refuse to surrender such persons to the authorities of their home states: ‘there have been attempts which it is unnecessary to recount here to broaden the scope of the Convention itself by a Draft United Nations Convention on Territorial Asylum but these collapsed more than twenty years ago.’
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