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Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on Indigenous Incarceration Rates

Click Here to Read Submission The ICJ Victoria have written a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry into Indigenous Incarceration Rates. The submission covers a range of areas, including international human rights frameworks, Australian case law, access to justice, the functions of the Koori Court, as well as touching on the policies and […]

Submission to the IBAC Committee on Police Accountability

In August 2017, the IBAC Committee sought submissions regarding police accountability in Victoria. In response, the ICJ Victoria have written a submission which criticises the lack of external oversight and investigation of police. Specifically, it is submitted that Victoria adopt a model of police accountability which incorporates key principles of international law. Read the ICJ […]

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 […]

Submission to 13th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

On 23 June 2016, DFAT ran the 13th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.  ICJ Victoria has a commitment to protecting human rights by encouraging respect for, and implementation of, international law.  As such, ICJ Victoria prepared a paper for the Dialogue. The paper compares the treatment of Vietnamese Asylum Seekers during the 1970s and 1980s, to […]

ICJ Victoria Position Paper on Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy

READ THE ICJ VICTORIA COUNTER-TERRORISM POSITION PAPER ICJ Victoria is pleased to publish our position paper on the need to augment the current counter terrorism strategy with context-specific deradicalisation, rehabilitation and prevention programmes. Executive Summary The International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV) calls on the Governments of Australia to support alternative means of countering violent extremism […]

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