This page was last updated 22 June 2020, and includes decisions from March 2020.


High Court – public law decisions

Pending & reserved cases – constitutional law

Pending & reserved cases – administrative law

  • CXXXVIII v Commonwealth of Australia A30/2019
  • Northern Land Council & Anor v Quall & Anor D21/2019
  • ABT17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor M140/2019
  • Minister for Immigration & Border Protection v CED16 & Anor S347/2019
  • Applicant S270/2019 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection S47/2020
  • Minister for Home Affairs & Ors v DLZ17 & Anor; Minister for Home Affairs & Anor v Marie Theresa Arthur as Litigation Representative for BZD18; Minister for Home Affairs & Anor v FRX17 as Litigation Representative for FMR17; Minister for Home Affairs & Anor v DJA18 as Litigation Representative for DIZ18 M27/2020
  • DVO16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor S66/2020

Pending & reserved cases – Native title

Decided cases – constitutional law

KMC v Director of Public Prosecutions (SA) [2020] HCA 6

Smethurst v Commissioner of Police [2020] HCA 14

Decided cases – administrative law

Love v Commonwealth of Australia [2020] HCA 3

Hocking v Director-General of the National Archives of Australia [2020] HCA 19

Decided cases – native title

State of WA v Manado; State of Western Australia v Augustine; Commonwealth of Australia v Augustine; Commonwealth of Australia v Manado on behalf of the Bindunbur Native Title Claim Group [2020] HCA 9

INTERNATIONAL JURISDICTIONS – Significant constitutional law decisions

Canadian Supreme Court

  • Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Brittanique v British Columbia (2020) SCC 13

South African Constitutional Court

  • Member of the Executive Council for the Department of Health, Western Cape v Coetzee and Others [2020] ZACC 3
  • Maswanganyi v Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and Others [2020] ZACC 4
  • National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa v Lufil Packaging (Isithebe) (A Division of Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Limited) and Others [2020] ZACC 7
  • Economic Freedom Fighters v Gordhan and Others; Public Protector and Another v Gordhan and Others [2020] ZACC 10
  • New Nation Movement NPC and Others v President of the Republic fo South Africa and Others [2020] ZACC 11

New Zealand Supreme Court

United Kingdom Supreme Court

  • Aspen Underwriting Ltd and Others v Credit Europe Bank NV [2020] UKSC 11
  • R (on the Application of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ltd and Another) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2020] UKSC 16
  • ABC (Appellant) v Principal Report and Another (Respondent) (Scotland); In the matter of XY (Appellant) (Scotland) [2020] UKSC 26

United States Supreme Court