Achieving a just, democratic, peaceful and humane society through upholding human rights and the rule of law.

Professor Gillian Triggs

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

ICJ Victoria Annual Fundraising Dinner 2015

Judge Misso, Hon Justice Bromberg and Hon Justice Keane

2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Alghiffari Aqsa speaking about Indonesian Human Rights Issues

Advocacy and Events

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Release the Palace Letters – Endorsement of Campaign

RELEASE THE PALACE LETTERS –SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN ICJ Victoria are aware that there is a campaign for the National Archives of Australia to release the ‘Palace letters’, which relate to the dismissal of the Whitlam government.  These documents are withheld from the Australian people at the behest of the Queen. The Palace Letters may contain information pertaining to the […]

ICJ Victoria attendance at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2017

ICJ Victoria were pleased to send a delegate to the DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on 9 February 2017.  The delegate sent was current Assistant Secretary, Shannon Finegan.  This is a yearly event where the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consults various members of civil society about fundamental issues of international […]

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Community Opening of the Legal Year 2017 – Thank You!

On 30 January 2017, the yearly ICJ Victoria Community Opening of the Legal Year was held at Waldron Hall, at the County Court of Victoria, with over 100 members of the legal and broader community attending.  We filled the County Court with song and the sound of voices, both of the young and advocating the […]

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Community Opening of the Legal Year 2017

  ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce the Community Opening of the Legal Year will be held on 30 January 2017.  Our guest speakers will be President of the Children’s Court Judge Amanda Chambers, and Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2016 Uncle Jack Charles.  We will also have special guest Archie Roach, to speak […]

Ill-Informed Comments on the Role of the AHRC

Media Release 8 November 2016 Recent attacks on the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, by Prime Minister Turnbull and Mr Tony Morris QC are ill-informed and disappointing. Prime Minister Turnbull has blamed the AHRC for “bringing [a] case against the Queensland students”. Counsel for the Seventh Respondent, Mr […]