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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 […]

The Hon. Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth, Supreme Court of Victoria, Vice-President , ICJ Victoria, presents The John Gibson Award to Richard Niall SC

Richard Niall SC awarded ICJ Victoria’s innaugral John Gibson Award

John Gibson was a refugee, migration and asylum advocate of national and international reputation, for many years being the President of the Refugee Council of Australia and was awarded a Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) posthumously.  The Victorian Bar was lucky to have him adorn its ranks and it knew it.  Shortly before […]

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