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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 […]

Media Release opposing the questioning of judicial integrity

CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA RELEASE On Tuesday 17 November, in a 4:1 majority decision, the Court of Appeal stated that the Victorian baseline sentencing laws are ‘incurably defective’. Shadow attorney-general, Mr John Pesutto MP, has provided statements to The Age and The Herald Sun disagreeing with the decision made by the Court.  He expressed that the Court’s decision […]

Response from the Federal Attorney-General regarding Office of the Australian Information Commission

Recently the International Commission of Jurists Australia, in conjunction with the International Commission of Jurists Victoria, wrote a to the Attorney-General’s office, regarding the executive defunding of the statutory Office of the Australian Information Commission. We recently received a from the Attorney-General’s office. Letter to the Attorney-General from ICJ about OAIC Reply from the office of the […]

Calling for input to submissions to the Australian Government’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade have made a call for submissions into Australia’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty The details for making submissions can be found here: http://www.aph.gov.au/deathpenalty.  The deadline for submissions is 2 October 2015. Please contact the icj-vic@vicbar.com.au with contributions to our submission.

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