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Congratulation to Richard Niall QC on his appointment

ICJ Victoria is pleased to congratulate Mr Richard M Niall QC on his appointment to the role of Solicitor General of Victoria. Richard has been a proud contributor to human rights in Australia. He is a lead advocate in areas of migration law, indigenous rights, and anti-discrimination issues. Richard has had ongoing involvement in ICJ […]

ICJ Victoria calls for Australian Government to stop attacks on Gillian Triggs

We at the International Commission of Jurists Victoria are dismayed at the sustained attacks by the federal government on Prof Gillian Triggs.  Those attacks are ill-informed, misguided and damaging to our well-balanced democracy. They are ill-informed because the most recent attacks sought to draw a link that simply was not there.  Australia’s first federal human […]

ICJ Victoria calls for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Even at this late hour, the Australian government must continue trying to save the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. The ICJV has long voiced its stringent opposition to the death penalty. The right to life is sacrosanct and enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When a state executes […]

Oration on “Law and Order in a Rapidly Changing Society”

On 4 September 2014, the Hon. Frank Vincent AO QC delivered the Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance at Charles Darwin University. The topic of the Oration was “Law and Order in a Rapidly Changing Society”. The Oration honours the service of Austin Asche AC QC to the people of the Northern Territory and […]

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