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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 […]

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 […]

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