ICJV recently made a submission to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. The submission takes three parts: ▪ Section 1: international standards regarding PHS; ▪ Section 2: suggested areas for further research: children, women, fair trial rights and institutional integrity; and ▪ Section 3: bibliography of useful sources. The submission can be […]
The Victorian Bar and the International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV) are calling for applications for the Pilot International Internship Program, from approximately 28 August 2019 to 27 September 2019. The participant will be a lawyer from the Asia Pacific region working in an area related to human rights and the rule of law. This […]
The International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) supports the decision to establish a Royal Commission into the activities of Victoria Police and others which the High Court has justifiably described as reprehensible and atrocious. The United Nation’s Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers include: 12. Lawyers shall at all times maintain the honour and dignity […]
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 […]
ICJV recently made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018. Read the submission here.