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About the ICJ

The International Commission Of Jurists

Prof Crawford addresses the ICJ and ILF event on the next 50 years of international law, February 2013

Prof Crawford addresses the ICJ and ILF event on the next 50 years of international law, February 2013

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Victoria is committed to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights.

ICJ Victoria is distinguished from other organisations by its impartial, objective and authoritative legal approach to the protection and promotion of human rights through the rule of law.

ICJ Victoria strives to:

ICJ Victoria seeks to fulfil its objectives by public education and seminars, submissions, publishing, and advocacy.

The ICJ, founded in Berlin in 1952, is an international non-governmental organisation with consultative status to the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the Organisation of African Unity.

The ICJ has 82 autonomous national sections and affiliated legal organisations in 62 countries.  Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

The ICJ Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers was founded in 1978.

The ICJ has been awarded the first European Human Rights Prize (1980); the Wateler Peace Prize (1984); the Erasmus Prize (1989); and the United Nations Human Rights Award (1993).

ICJ Australia was founded in 1958 by eminent jurists including Victorians Sir Owen Dixon, Eugene Gorman QC, Maurice Ashkanasy QC, Richard Eggleston QC & Keith Aickin QC.

International Commission of Jurists International Statute

The Constitution of the International Commission of Jurists Australia

The Constitution of the International Commission of Jurists Victoria

For more information about the Australian ICJ, click here.