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

2017 John Gibson Award

Accepted by the Hon Ron Merkel QC

Advocacy and Events

Swift, Certain, Fair; ICJ Victoria’s Submission to Sentencing Advisory Council

Read ICJ Victoria’s Submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council In March 2017, the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council sought submissions regarding ‘swift and certain’ approaches to family violence offenders within Victoria’s sentencing regime.  ICJ Victoria have compiled a submission, expression concerns over the mandatory aspects of the proposed sentencing scheme, recommending that it not be implemented. Read ICJ […]

ICJ Victoria Opposes Mandatory Sentencing

ICJ Victoria Press Release Mandatory Sentencing ICJ Victoria opposes any move to legislate mandatory prison sentences. The experience around the world is that mandatory sentencing does not reduce crime. The same experience shows locking more people up for longer terms increases crime. Mandatory sentencing will mean more people are jailed. In the short-term those people […]

Refer Sri Lanka to United Nations General Assembly for War Crimes – Endorsement

Sign the Petition ICJ Victoria endorses the campaign to refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly for War Crimes. (Annotated from above website) According to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in 2009.  Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by Sri Lankan Security forces. […]

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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 […]