The Leader of the Victorian Opposition and the Shadow Attorney-General have called for greater accountability and scrutiny of the sentencing decisions of our judges. Their proposal can be read here. It calls for what would in effect be ‘league tables’ comparing the sentencing records of individual judges. The unstated and erroneous assumption being that, despite […]
ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce that the ICJ Bar Reader program is again running in 2018. Click here for more information.
Media Release 30 January 2018 ICJ Victoria is alarmed by the reported actions in 2013 of then Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to stop asylum seekers being given permanent protection visas. The Rule of Law demands that all law makers and executors be bound by the legislation that exists. To retrospectively deny genuine refugees lawful protections, […]
ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce that the ICJ Bar Reader program candidate for 2017 is Malaysian lawyer Mable Leong Pui Mun. Mable was selected by through a competitive application process. About Mable Mable graduated from the University of Manchester with Honours in 2010, and has had an interesting and varied career since then. Upon […]
ICJ Victoria were pleased to send a delegate to the DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on 9 February 2017. The delegate sent was current Assistant Secretary, Shannon Finegan. This is a yearly event where the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consults various members of civil society about fundamental issues of international […]