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Foreign Human Rights Lawyer Appointed to Undertake the Bar Readers’ Course

ICJ Victoria has undertaken to sponsor a foreign human rights lawyer to undertake the Bar Readers’ Course. We are pleased to announce that Indonesian lawyer Mr Alghiffari Aqsa is our appointed candidate to sit the Bar Readers’ Course. Alghiffari Aqsa has been chosen by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum, Jakarta), Professor Tim Lindsey […]

Member opinion paper: Australia and the Rule of Law

Mr Louis A. Coutts, an Honorary Life Member of International Commission of Jurists Victoria, wrote a paper about the Rule of Law in Australia and the societal impacts of the Rule of Law. Mr Coutts has outlined the components of the eight sub-rules outlined by Lord Thomas Bingham. Further the paper also outlines the importance of the […]

Submission to 13th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

On 23 June 2016, DFAT ran the 13th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.  ICJ Victoria has a commitment to protecting human rights by encouraging respect for, and implementation of, international law.  As such, ICJ Victoria prepared a paper for the Dialogue. The paper compares the treatment of Vietnamese Asylum Seekers during the 1970s and 1980s, to […]

Congratulations to Genevieve Pope!

ICJ Victoria would like to congratulate Genevieve Pope! She is the recipient of the Sir Owen Dixon Prize for the International Law supported by ICJ Victoria. Taken at the 2015 Undergraduate Prize Ceremony that was held on Thursday 21 April 2016  

ICJ Victoria Endorses the Australian Bar Association’s Call for the Northern Territory Government to Reconsider Amendments to Bail Application Legislation

ICJ Victoria endorses the statement released on 26 May 2016 by the Australian Bar Association, calling for the Northern Territory Government to reconsider reforming the bail application legislation. The upcoming reforms propose to remove the presumption of bail for alleged youth offenders for repeat property offences. Australian Bar Association Media Release The proposed reforms have also […]

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