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Malaysia ‘Solution’ for refugees from Australia no solution at all

The Victorian chapter of the International Commission of Jurists calls on the governments of Australia and Malaysia to abandon the plan to summarily remove refugees to Malaysia as both contrary to international human rights law and the rule of law (22 July 2011). Malaysia ‘Solution’ for refugees from Australia no solution at all

Another Bali Nine member to face death – Sukamaran

The decision to reject the appeal of Myuran Sukamaran to the Indonesian Supreme Court now means that, like Andrew Chan, he faces the prospect of being executed. Justice Lex Lasry says that it is important that everything possible be done to avoid that happening (17 July 2011). Another Bali Nine member to face death – […]

Bali Nine deserve help, says Australian judge

The rejection of Andrew Chan’s final appeal on Friday means that this Australian will be executed in Indonesia unless presidential clemency is exercised (19 June 2011). Bali Nine deserve help, says Australian judge

Arbitrary detention of Chinese artist held without charge

ICJ Victoria urges the Australian Government to call for the release of prominent Chinese artise, Ai Weiwei, or, if there is legitimate cause to charge him, that the charges be brought immediately (8 April 2011). Arbitrary detention of Chinese artist held without charge

ICJ Geneva media release

The ICJ welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption of one of the strongest resolutions in five-year old Council’s history following the ICJ’s calls for the Human Rights Council to take the strongest possible action in response to the gross and systematic human rights violations being committed in Libya (25 February 2011). ICJ Geneva media […]

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