UPDATE: WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED ICJ and ICCC Conference – October 10, 11 2013 To ask the hard question is simple; it’s the answers that are hard. What was the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers thinking when it recommended that capacity be established in Nauru and Papua New […]
The International Commission of Jurists Victoria is appalled at reports this morning that a Sri Lankan woman has been taken into detention without warning or any right to appeal ASIO’s adverse security assessment (18 May 2012). Refugee sent into indefinite detention after adverse ASIO security assessment
The Victorian chapter of the International Commission of Jurists calls on the government of Papua New Guinea to repeal the legislation passed on Wednesday, 21 March 2012, that erodes judicial independence and undermines Papua New Guinea’s progress towards stable democracy (23 March 2012). PNG Parliament undermines separation of powers
Link to audio of the ICJ Victoria’s recent Sentencing Forum at the State Library of Victoria Audio of the forum on 7 December 2011 was kindly recorded and made available by ABC Radio and ABC Online.
In August 2011, defence lawyers for Mr Payara, an Indonesian man charged with people smuggling, raised a defence that since it was lawful to seek asylum in Australia, assisting someone to seek asylum must also be lawful. The federal government responded by rushing through the House of Representatives a Bill amending the Migration Act “clarifying” […]