High Court of Australia

WET052 v The Republic of Nauru [2018] HCA 47

17 Oct 2018

Case Number: S267/2017

Before

Gageler, Keane, Edelman JJ

Catchwords

Nauru – Appeal as of right from Supreme Court of Nauru – Refugees – Where Secretary of Department of Justice and Border Control determined appellant not refugee and not owed complementary protection – Where Refugee Status Review Tribunal affirmed Secretary's determination – Where Tribunal made adverse finding as to credibility of appellant – Where Supreme Court of Nauru affirmed Tribunal's decision – Whether Tribunal's adverse finding made without logical foundation – Whether Tribunal failed to properly consider appellant's claims relating to treatment in Iran as a returned asylum seeker.

Words and phrases – "adverse credibility finding", "country information", "failed asylum seeker", "political profile", "well-founded fear of persecution".

Refugees Convention Act 2012 (Nr) – ss 3, 5, 6, 31.
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