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Submission to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants

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 […]

Media Release: Informer 3838

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 […]

Media Release: Accountability and Scrutiny of Judges

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 […]

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