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Chief Justice French at the 2017 Annual Fundraising Dinner

Justice Bromberg, Justice Eames and Michael Cahill SC

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Annual Fundraising Dinner

Annual Fundraising Dinner 2018

ICJ Victoria is pleased to announce that the Annual Fundraising Dinner will feature keynote speaker Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Brian Nankervis as Master of Ceremonies. Professor Croucher holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, […]

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 […]