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

About the ICJ

About ICJ Victoria

ICJ Victoria is active in the community in educating, promoting debate and promoting the observance of its core principles of human rights, fairness and judicial independence through the Rule of Law.

 

Who Are We?

The current executive committee of ICJ Victoria is:

President
The Hon Justice Mordecai Bromberg (Federal Court of Australia)

Vice Presidents
The Hon Justice Karin Emerton (Supreme Court of Victoria)
His Honour Judge Mark Taft (County Court of Victoria)

Chair Michael Cahill S.C.
Vice Chair
Campbell Thomson

Secretary-General Isabelle Skaburskis
Executive Officer Shannon Finegan
Honorary Treasurer Carlo Dellora
Communications and Media Officer Alex Mcgee

Current Projects

ICJ Victoria runs a number of ongoing projects, where our members make a meaningful contribution to the improvement of human rights in the region.

These projects include:

 

Advocacy

ICJ Victoria is an active advocate, and contributes by making frequent submissions to government, consulted with government and made multiple media releases on human rights issues, including:

We have also endorsed a large number of submissions from other advocacy groups.

 

Events

Each year, ICJ Victoria hosts the Community Opening of the Legal Year.  This year the event featured Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children’s Court, and Uncle Jack Charles, Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2017. Uncle Archie Roch also spoke about the Archie Roach Foundation and performed live.  At this event, ICJ Victoria annually awards the John Gibson award, to an outstanding Victorian advocate, who has promoted human rights through positive and effective advocacy.  This year the award went to the Honourable Ron Merkel QC.

ICJ Victoria hosts the ICJ Victoria Annual Fundraising Dinner.  In 2016, the event featured the Honourable Professor Patrick Dodson, Federal Senator for Western Australia.

ICJ Victoria hosts events, providing a platform for local and international advocates to speak on Human Rights and the Rule of Law.