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ICJ Victoria Deplores Public Attack on Judicial Independence

PDF of Media Release 13 June 2017 ICJ Victoria deplores the public attack three Commonwealth Ministers have made against the character and independence of Victorian judges. The Ministers’ statements follow comments made by senior judges in the Victorian Court of Appeal during argument of an appeal brought by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions against […]

ICJV Attendance at Annette Culley’s Book Launch

On the 22nd of April 2017, ICJV Secretary, Isabelle Skaburskis, was invited to launch the book State Responsibility in International Law by Annette Culley at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade for the Federal Republic of West Papua. State Responsibility in International Law argues that states do have a right to intervene in the […]

ICJ Victoria Opposes Mandatory Sentencing

ICJ Victoria Press Release Mandatory Sentencing ICJ Victoria opposes any move to legislate mandatory prison sentences. The experience around the world is that mandatory sentencing does not reduce crime. The same experience shows locking more people up for longer terms increases crime. Mandatory sentencing will mean more people are jailed. In the short-term those people […]

ICJ Victoria attendance at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2017

ICJ Victoria were pleased to send a delegate to the DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on 9 February 2017.  The delegate sent was current Assistant Secretary, Shannon Finegan.  This is a yearly event where the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consults various members of civil society about fundamental issues of international […]

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