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Chief Justice French at the 2017 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Justice Bromberg, Justice Eames and Michael Cahill SC

Advocacy and Events

Call for volunteers: Modern slavery in Australia

ICJV is calling for volunteers to assist in an advocacy intervention in favour of a legislative defence for human trafficking victims compelled to crime in Australia. The position will be consistent with comparative defences in foreign jurisdictions and compliant with Australia’s international obligations. Such a defence, like s 45 of the Modern Slavery Act (UK), […]

ICJV Endorses a Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

ICJV has endorsed a submission prepared by Jessie Smith of Stary Norton Halphen to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. The submission concerns s 19AG of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) which establishes minimum non-parole periods for persons convicted of certain offences. The position of the submission is that s 19AG is not adapted to […]

The Human Rights of LGBT People in Prison

There has been growing international interest on LGBT people in criminal justice systems. In Victoria, there is little information as to the unique mental health issues, physical risks, prejudices and obstacles they might face. Join the International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV) to discuss this issue as compared to international human rights frameworks, current scholarship […]

Sean Bain: ICJ Report from Myanmar

The International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) is pleased to invite its members and subscribers to an exclusive dialogue. In recent years, Myanmar first opened itself to the world through the promotion of democracy, and then shocked the world by committing crimes against humanity against the Rohingya. Aung San Suu Kyi, First State Counsellor of Myanmar, […]

Hugo Dean and Michael Cahilll

Hugo Dean of Monash Law School Receives the International Law Prize

The winner of the ICJ sponsored 2018 Monash University International Law Prize, Hugo Dean, studied International Human Rights Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Refugee Law and Environmental Law before taking the broader elective, International Law. In a History major he had studied Cold War era politics, World War II and the ongoing conflict between Israel […]