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Government strips many asylum seekers of their right to legal representation

The International Commission of Jurists Victoria strongly believes that the right to legal representation is an essential element of our legal system and of a free and vibrant democracy, without which, people’s rights are less likely to be enforced and observed, to everyone’s detriment. Recently, the Federal Government has taken decisions which tend to abrogate […]

The Hon. Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth, Supreme Court of Victoria, Vice-President , ICJ Victoria, presents The John Gibson Award to Richard Niall SC

Richard Niall SC awarded ICJ Victoria’s innaugral John Gibson Award

John Gibson was a refugee, migration and asylum advocate of national and international reputation, for many years being the President of the Refugee Council of Australia and was awarded a Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) posthumously.  The Victorian Bar was lucky to have him adorn its ranks and it knew it.  Shortly before […]

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