Case M132/2017

WET044 v. Republic of Nauru

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

29/08/2017 Supreme Court of Nauru (Crulci J)

[2017] NRSC 66


Migration – Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976 (Cth) – Refugees Convention Act 2012 (Nr) – Where appellant applied to Nauru for refugee status determination under Act – Where Secretary of Nauru Department of Justice determined appellant not refugee and not entitled to complementary protection – Where Refugee Status Review Tribunal affirmed Secretary’s determination – Where Supreme Court of Nauru dismissed appeal – Whether appellant should be permitted to raise new grounds of appeal – Whether Tribunal erred by failing to consider submissions and country information with respect to risk of return as failed asylum seeker – Whether Tribunal denied appellant procedural fairness.  

Short particulars


12/09/2017 Notice of appeal

02/11/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

24/11/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

28/11/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

08/12/2017 Reply (Appellant)

14/02/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

14/02/2018 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

14/02/2018 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

11/04/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)