Refugees, Administrative Tribunals, and Real Independence: Dangers Ahead for Australia

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Few would deny that one core ingredient of any successful justice system is the independence of those who adjudicate cases. As will be evident, I believe that Australia's system of administrative justice is in grave danger as a result of dramatic recent threats to the independence of key adjudicators. While these events have taken place in the immigration and refugee context, the ominous implications are far broader.

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Refugees -- Australia, Right of asylum -- Australia, Judicial independence -- Australia, Judicial review of administrative acts -- Australia, Immigration law

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Stephen H. Legomsky (Washington University School of Law)

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