Case M66/2017

CRI028 v. Republic of Nauru

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

11/05/2017 Supreme Court of Nauru (Crulci J)

[2017] NRSC 32


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 Supreme Court erred in failing to find Tribunal erred in identifying and applying law of “internal protection” or relocation.   

Short particulars


25/05/2017 Notice of appeal

24/07/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

25/07/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

14/08/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

28/08/2017 Reply (Appellant)

15/11/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) - VACATED

14/02/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

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

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

13/06/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)