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International And Legal Submissions

Call for volunteers: Modern slavery in Australia

ICJV is calling for volunteers to assist in an advocacy intervention in favour of a legislative defence for human trafficking victims compelled to crime in Australia. The position will be consistent with comparative defences in foreign jurisdictions and compliant with Australia’s international obligations. Such a defence, like s 45 of the Modern Slavery Act (UK), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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