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
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’
ICJV recently made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018. Read the submission here.
ICJ Victoria endorses a recent media statement by the International Commission of Jurists which condemns the forced retirement of 27 out of 72 judges of the Supreme Court of Poland. The Polish government claims the law and its implementing measure
ICJV is calling for volunteers to assist in an advocacy intervention in favour of a legislative defence for human trafficking victims compelled to crime in Australia. The position will be consistent with comparative defences in foreign jurisdictions and compliant with
ICJV has endorsed a submission prepared by Jessie Smith of Stary Norton Halphen to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. The submission concerns s 19AG of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) which establishes minimum non-parole periods for persons convicted of
ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce that the ICJ Bar Reader program is again running in 2018. Click here for more information.
The recent suicide of respected Magistrate Stephen Myall shows the pressures to which members of the judiciary and legal community are exposed. Such pressures were exacerbated in Stephen’s case when, after making a decision to grant a boy bail in
This weekend Australia hosts leaders from all the ASEAN countries except for the Philippines. The Australian government wants to focus on trade and security issues. ICJ (Victoria) supports the call by Human Rights Watch for Australia to use this opportunity
Media Release 30 January 2018 ICJ Victoria is alarmed by the reported actions in 2013 of then Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to stop asylum seekers being given permanent protection visas. The Rule of Law demands that all law makers and