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:

The Hon Justice Mordecai Bromberg (Federal Court)

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

Chair Glenn McGowan QC

Secretary-General Lucy Line
Assistant Secretary Shannon Finegan
Honorary Treasurer Carlo Dellora

Current Projects

ICJ Victoria runs a number of ongoing projects, where our membership contributes

These projects include:



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.



Each year, ICJ Victoria hosts the Community Opening of the Legal Year.  This year the event featured the Honourable Justice James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, and Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.  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 Mr W Guy Gilbert.

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 for local and international advocates to speak on Human Rights and the Rule of Law.  Recently we have hosted the following events:

Bryan Stevenson speaks at ICJ Victoria event in 2015.

Bryan Stevenson speaks at ICJ Victoria event in 2015