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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), […]

Death of senior Magistrate reveals pressures of the job

The recent suicide of respected Magistrate Stephen Myall shows the pressures to which members of the judiciary and legal community are exposed. Such pressures were exacerbated in Stephen’s case when, after making a decision to grant a boy bail in order to sit his exams, he faced an intensely critical response from certain sections of […]

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 […]

Scott Morrison allegedly delays processing of refugees

Media Release 30 January 2018 ICJ Victoria is alarmed by the reported actions in 2013 of then Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to stop asylum seekers being given permanent protection visas. The Rule of Law demands that all law makers and executors be bound by the legislation that exists.  To retrospectively deny genuine refugees lawful protections, […]

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