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Chief Justice French at the 2017 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Justice Bromberg, Justice Eames and Michael Cahill SC

Advocacy and Events

Former ICJV IHR Fellow represents 27 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

An appeals court in Malaysia has overturned a lower court ruling which sentenced 27 Rohingya men to be caned, saying their refugee status affords them international protection from persecution. Collin Andrew, ICJV’s International Human Rights Fellow for 2019, represented the refugees. Read more here.

Failure to address over-incarceration of Indigenous people in Australia threatens the Rule of Law

The death of George Floyd in the United States has resulted in renewed calls for action regarding the treatment of Indigenous people in Australia. The over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system and recent deaths in custody indicate shortcomings in the application of the principles of equality and non-discrimination, about which ICJ Victoria […]

ICJ Victoria condemns the conduct of Victoria Police members, urges the elimination of discrimination against Trans, Gender Diverse and Gender Non-Confirming persons

The International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) condemns the conduct of members of the Victoria Police for illicitly taking and publishing photographs of an individual in police custody presenting as gender diverse.   Article 2 of the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials recognises the universal obligation of law enforcement officials to respect and […]

2019 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Join us at this year’s fundraising dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Ian Henderson, former ABC Newsreader, will lead a panel that includes Michele O’Neil, ACTU President; Felicity Broughton, Deputy Chief Magistrate; and Fiona McLeod S.C, Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Diversity Council. The tickets can be booked online […]