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Age Article

Indefinite Detention, Parliament, and the Courts

Mr Louis A. Coutts, an Honorary Life Member of International Commission of Jurists Victoria, had an article published in The Age on 19 January 2016.  The article explains the legislative powers allowing arbitrary indefinite administrative detention regimes in Australia, and subsequent approval by the High Court of Australia. How the High Court Enabled Indefinite Detention

Media Release opposing the questioning of judicial integrity

CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA RELEASE On Tuesday 17 November, in a 4:1 majority decision, the Court of Appeal stated that the Victorian baseline sentencing laws are ‘incurably defective’. Shadow attorney-general, Mr John Pesutto MP, has provided statements to The Age and The Herald Sun disagreeing with the decision made by the Court.  He expressed that the Court’s decision […]

ICJ Victoria Position Paper on Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy

READ THE ICJ VICTORIA COUNTER-TERRORISM POSITION PAPER ICJ Victoria is pleased to publish our position paper on the need to augment the current counter terrorism strategy with context-specific deradicalisation, rehabilitation and prevention programmes. Executive Summary The International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV) calls on the Governments of Australia to support alternative means of countering violent extremism […]

Response from the Federal Attorney-General regarding Office of the Australian Information Commission

Recently the International Commission of Jurists Australia, in conjunction with the International Commission of Jurists Victoria, wrote a to the Attorney-General’s office, regarding the executive defunding of the statutory Office of the Australian Information Commission. We recently received a from the Attorney-General’s office. Letter to the Attorney-General from ICJ about OAIC Reply from the office of the […]

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