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Media Releases

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, […]

Public Attacks Against the Victorian Judiciary Are Unfounded and Dangerous

ICJ Victoria has previously deplored the public attacks made by politicians against the character and independence of judges and magistrates in Victoria. It is unfortunate that such attacks are continuing to occur. The comments made in recent days by a senior Cabinet Minister not only reveal a blatant misunderstanding of the judicial process, but also […]

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 […]

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