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Advocacy and Events

Human Rights Watch and ASEAN

This weekend Australia hosts leaders from all the ASEAN countries except for the Philippines. The Australian government wants to focus on trade and security issues. ICJ (Victoria) supports the call by Human Rights Watch for Australia to use this opportunity to foster adherence to judicial independence and the rule of law within ASEAN at a […]

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, […]