Achieving a just, democratic, peaceful and humane society through upholding human rights and the rule of law.

Professor Gillian Triggs

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

ICJ Victoria Annual Fundraising Dinner 2015

Judge Misso, Hon Justice Bromberg and Hon Justice Keane

2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Alghiffari Aqsa speaking about Indonesian Human Rights Issues

2017 John Gibson Award

Accepted by the Hon Ron Merkel QC

Advocacy and Events

Volunteering Opportunities for ICJ Victoria members

ICJ Victoria are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from our membership for the executive roles of Secretary-General and Administrative Assistant. For full position descriptions, click here. To express your interest in these positions, please forward a brief cover letter and resume to icj-vic@vicbar.com.au.

Refer Sri Lanka to United Nations General Assembly for War Crimes – Endorsement

Sign the Petition ICJ Victoria endorses the campaign to refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly for War Crimes. (Annotated from above website) According to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in 2009.  Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by Sri Lankan Security forces. […]

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Release the Palace Letters – Endorsement of Campaign

RELEASE THE PALACE LETTERS –SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN ICJ Victoria are aware that there is a campaign for the National Archives of Australia to release the ‘Palace letters’, which relate to the dismissal of the Whitlam government.  These documents are withheld from the Australian people at the behest of the Queen. The Palace Letters may contain information pertaining to the […]

ICJ Victoria attendance at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2017

ICJ Victoria were pleased to send a delegate to the DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on 9 February 2017.  The delegate sent was current Assistant Secretary, Shannon Finegan.  This is a yearly event where the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consults various members of civil society about fundamental issues of international […]

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Community Opening of the Legal Year 2017 – Thank You!

On 30 January 2017, the yearly ICJ Victoria Community Opening of the Legal Year was held at Waldron Hall, at the County Court of Victoria, with over 100 members of the legal and broader community attending.  We filled the County Court with song and the sound of voices, both of the young and advocating the […]