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Foreign Human Rights Lawyer Appointed to Undertake the 2017 Bar Readers’ Course

ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce that the ICJ Bar Reader program candidate for 2017 is Malaysian lawyer Mable Leong Pui Mun. Mable was selected by through a competitive application process. About Mable Mable graduated from the University of Manchester with Honours in 2010, and has had an interesting and varied career since then. Upon […]

Reflections on the Operation of the Death Penalty in Louisiana

On 28 June, Melbourne barrister, Ken Howden,  gave a presentation to the Victorian Bar that detailed his experiences volunteering for the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana in 2015-16. During his presentation, Ken highlighted the differences between the administration of Louisiana’s criminal justice system and that of Victoria; in particular, the role of political influence upon Louisianan District Attorneys and judiciary. Ken […]

ICJ Victoria Endorses Comments Made by the LCA

ICJ Victoria is disturbed by the dangerous trend of politicians’ contemptuous attacks on the judiciary and the administration of justice in response to decisions they see as unfavourable to their particular interests. As Lawyers Weekly reports: “The Law Council of Australia has lashed out at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton following his latest attack and questioning of the […]

ICJ Victoria Deplores Public Attack on Judicial Independence

PDF of Media Release 13 June 2017 ICJ Victoria deplores the public attack three Commonwealth Ministers have made against the character and independence of Victorian judges. The Ministers’ statements follow comments made by senior judges in the Victorian Court of Appeal during argument of an appeal brought by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions against […]