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Advocacy and Events

CPD Series – Felicity Gerry QC

On 27 February 2018, Felicity Gerry QC, who led the defence team in R v Jogee, will be discussing the consequences of this judgment for Australia, Hong Kong, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The seminar will be held in the Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, […]

Community Opening of the Legal Year – Thank You!

On 5 February, the 2018 Community Opening of the Legal Year was held at Waldron Hall, County Court of Victoria, with over 100 members of the legal and broader community attending. We were extremely fortunate to have a number of excellent guests speak at this year’s event, including Judge Paul Grant, Lidia Thorpe MP and […]

Scott Morrison allegedly delays processing of refugees

Media Release 30 January 2018 ICJ Victoria is alarmed by the reported actions in 2013 of then Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to stop asylum seekers being given permanent protection visas. The Rule of Law demands that all law makers and executors be bound by the legislation that exists.  To retrospectively deny genuine refugees lawful protections, […]

ICJV Endorses Michael Stanton’s Article on Judicial Independence

ICJV endorses this article by Michael Stanton, Vice-President of Liberty Victoria. The article states how the willingness of Cabinet Ministers to attack the independence of Victorian judges reveals a blatant disregard for the rule of law. It is also inconsistent with fundamental conservative principles. The article can be read by following the link below. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/duttons-attacks-on-the-judiciary-are-anything-but-conservative-20180115-h0ieqg.html

Public Attacks Against the Victorian Judiciary Are Unfounded and Dangerous

ICJ Victoria has previously deplored the public attacks made by politicians against the character and independence of judges and magistrates in Victoria. It is unfortunate that such attacks are continuing to occur. The comments made in recent days by a senior Cabinet Minister not only reveal a blatant misunderstanding of the judicial process, but also […]