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ICJ Victoria calls for Australian Government to stop attacks on Gillian Triggs

We at the International Commission of Jurists Victoria are dismayed at the sustained attacks by the federal government on Prof Gillian Triggs.  Those attacks are ill-informed, misguided and damaging to our well-balanced democracy. They are ill-informed because the most recent attacks sought to draw a link that simply was not there.  Australia’s first federal human […]

Universal Periodic Review of Australia’s Human Rights Record

ICJ Victoria has contributed to two submissions for this year’s review of Australia’s human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The interactive dialogue between Australian representatives and other UN member states will take place in Geneva in November 2015. The report from the dialogue is scheduled to be released by February 2016. […]

ICJ Victoria calls for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Even at this late hour, the Australian government must continue trying to save the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. The ICJV has long voiced its stringent opposition to the death penalty. The right to life is sacrosanct and enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When a state executes […]

Statement in support of the Australian Human Rights Commission

ICJV endorses the open letter drafted by leading legal academics in support of the independence of the Australian Human Rights Commission and its President, Prof Gillian Triggs. ICJV stands in support of the independence of its national human rights institution and disapproves of the ill-founded statements made by the Australian Executive Government questioning the integrity […]

Timor Leste – Law Council of Australia Media Statement

International Commission of Jurists Victoria endorses the statement made by the Law council of Australia. ICJV, as an organisation committed to rule of law and sound administration of justice, extends an offer of support for the legal profession in Timor Leste. Statement of support

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