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Endorsements

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 […]

Human Rights Watch and ASEAN

This weekend Australia hosts leaders from all the ASEAN countries except for the Philippines. The Australian government wants to focus on trade and security issues. ICJ (Victoria) supports the call by Human Rights Watch for Australia to use this opportunity to foster adherence to judicial independence and the rule of law within ASEAN at a […]

ICJV Endorses the LCA on the Age of Criminal Responsibility

We support the Law Council’s call for an immediate increase in the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years and the introduction of a minimum age of 14 years for the detention of children. The authority for the Law Council’s proposal is the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That Australian law should reflect […]

ICJ Victoria Endorses Comments Made by the LCA

ICJ Victoria is disturbed by the dangerous trend of politicians’ contemptuous attacks on the judiciary and the administration of justice in response to decisions they see as unfavourable to their particular interests. As Lawyers Weekly reports: “The Law Council of Australia has lashed out at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton following his latest attack and questioning of the […]

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