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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 […]

Ill-Informed Comments on the Role of the AHRC

Media Release 8 November 2016 Recent attacks on the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, by Prime Minister Turnbull and Mr Tony Morris QC are ill-informed and disappointing. Prime Minister Turnbull has blamed the AHRC for “bringing [a] case against the Queensland students”. Counsel for the Seventh Respondent, Mr […]

Foreign Human Rights Lawyer Appointed to Undertake the Bar Readers’ Course

ICJ Victoria has undertaken to sponsor a foreign human rights lawyer to undertake the Bar Readers’ Course. We are pleased to announce that Indonesian lawyer Mr Alghiffari Aqsa is our appointed candidate to sit the Bar Readers’ Course. Alghiffari Aqsa has been chosen by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum, Jakarta), Professor Tim Lindsey […]

Australia Breaches International Law in Sending Asylum Seekers to Nauru

On 17 February 2016, the International Commission of Jurists Australia condemned the return of 267 asylum seekers to Nauru.  Of the 267 being returned to Nauru, many are children, and a number are in Australia for treatment of.chronic and terminal illnesses.   These actions are a breach of international law. The international law breached include the Universal Declaration of […]

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